Schools donate vital protective equipment to local hospitals to help fight coronavirus

Published: 27 Mar 2020

Schools in the west of Hertfordshire have rallied around to provide local hospitals and GPs with protective supplies to help fight coronavirus.

In a collaborative effort, headteachers from at least 10 schools have donated essential supplies of protective items such as goggles, gloves, hand sanitizers and antiseptic wipes to help medics fight the virus.

Taking part in Friday’s mercy-dash were Rickmansworth School, Rickmansworth; St Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth; The Reach Free School, Rickmansworth; Francis Combe Academy, Watford; St Michael’s Catholic High School, Watford; Heathlands School, St Albans; Falconer School, Bushey; Garston Manor School, Watford; Westfield Academy, Watford; Queen’s School, Bushey; Watford Grammar School for Girls and Parmiter’s School, Garston.

Headteacher of Rickmansworth School, Matt Fletcher, was delighted to be able to respond and takes pride that so many Hertfordshire schools have galvanised support to fight coronavirus and support the NHS and front-line staff.

Cabinet Member for Education, Libraries and Localism, Cllr Terry Douris said: “The response across every part of Hertfordshire has been tremendous and continues day after day.

“Hertfordshire County Council is working hand in hand with our NHS and healthcare colleagues and I am delighted our schools were able to make these generous and timely donations. Huge thanks to all involved.”