150 pairs of lab safety goggles donated
On Friday afternoon, The Ebbsfleet Academy delivered 150 pairs of lab safety googles, sourced from the academy’s science department. Science teachers pulled their stock in response to the Kent County Council’s appeal to schools and local businesses to donate stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep staff safe while working on the frontline.
Kent County Council Emergency Planners and Infrastructure colleagues shared a donation list, identifying items of PPE that could be stockpiled and used to provide mutual aid to frontline services that may be in desperate need of it, such as adult and social care services, and provider facilities with confirmed live COVID-19 cases.
Types of PPE listed included protective glasses or goggles, disposable aprons, gloves or sanitising products.
Ms Gurjit Kaur Shergill, Principal of The Ebbsfleet Academy said: “The Kent County Council were extremely responsive and very well organised. They offered to come and collect the goggles from the academy, but we were able to deliver. Staff at the academy were very supportive, people are only too happy to help, it’s only a small donation in the grand scheme of things.
“The goggles are currently not being used and it doesn’t make sense if equipment is here lying idle, when it’s very much in need elsewhere. So we’re delighted to be able to donate this essential kit to support our key NHS and care workers.”
The Ebbsfleet Academy continues to support their families, by providing school provision for students whose parents/carers are key workers.