Redcar Academy is delighted to announce that it has secured funding towards the installation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site. These devices can detect and correct irregular heart rhythms and potentially save the lives of people in need, and can be used by almost anyone with basic first aid training.
The AED has been funded by both the academy and the British Heart Foundation. The desire to install the AED represents part of the academy’s commitment to ensuring the utmost safety for all students, staff and people in the local community. NHS Community First Responders in the area have also been made aware of the AED’s location, granting them access to the device at any time during the academy’s opening hours of 8am to 9pm.
Christine Parker, Headteacher, commented: “At Redcar Academy, safety of our students and staff is paramount. With this new device, we can ensure that the academy becomes an even safer place to learn and work. At the same time, the AED provides an essential resource for the local community to access in times of need, which includes both the adult learners we regularly welcome to the academy, and the wider community in general. We would like to thank the British Heart Foundation for their support in this scheme.”
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Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
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