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.’
Friday 2nd March
School is open as normal to all students and we will monitor the situation throughout the day. Please take care on the roads and pavements surrounding the school as there is lots of ice. For the safety of our staff and students please drop students outside the school gates wherever possible.
If at any stage a decision is made to close the school the information will be put onto the WCBC School information pages by the Headteacher as soon as the school site has been inspected and information is available – http://wrexham.gov.uk/english/education/school_status.cfm
If anything changes parents will be kept up to date throughout the day via text updates and information will be made available on the schools Twitter account and the school website.
We politely ask that you please check for online updates before calling the school directly for information.
Thank you for your support.
Miss V Brown, Deputy Headteacher
Appointment of Headteacher – 26th January 2018
The Governing Body are pleased to confirm the appointment of Mr Andrew Brant the new Headteacher at Ysgol Rhosnesni. Mr Brant will be joining us in the Summer Term from City Academy in Birmingham and we look forward to welcoming him to Ysgol Rhosnesni. Please see letter below being sent home with all students this afternoon.