Staff and Students at Ysgol Rhosnesni High School, Wrexham are delighted to have been given the opportunity to receive a fully funded defibrillator and training for staff and students at the school.
Mr Harrison, Headteacher, announced that this is very exciting news for the school, especially as the defibrillator has been presented to us by one of our ex students, Chief Executive of Hand on Heart, Victoria Burrows.
A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, young or old, at any time and the use of a defibrillator within the first few minutes, while professional help is on the way, can improve the chances of survival by up to 70 per cent. For every minute that passes without intervention the chances of survival decreases. Having a defibrillator at the school will help to ensure that we are better equipped and trained should anyone suffer a cardiac arrest whilst on the school premises.
Nic Harrison, Headteacher, said ‘I would like to say a big thank you to Hand on Heart and the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce for their extremely generous donation. My staff and students will be trained in the use of the defibrillator and we are fully behind such an important scheme’
Head Boy, Leon Thomas said, ‘It is such a pleasure to be part of a team of students who will be trained in something so important and which could save lives.’
Welcome to Ysgol Rhosnesni. It has been a very busy term with lots of activities and projects taking place across the school. We have welcomed students from our cluster primary schools to English Master Classes, launched the Arts Council Lead Creative Schools programme, held Mock Interview Day for Year 11 students and students are preparing for our school trip to Berlin on February 16th and our trip to Iceland in April.
Our Year 11 Parent Consultation Evening is on Wednesday 15th February between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at this important evening to discuss the progress and achievement of Year 11 students.
After a very busy half term we will be closing for the half term holiday on Friday 17th February at 3.00pm and re-open on Monday 27th February.
There will be a Maths Half Term School on Tuesday 21st February between 9.00am – 1.00pm. Every Year 11 student is encouraged to attend the Maths workshops. Details have been sent home.