Oban school donates more than 600 items of PPE

Teachers model the protective face visors

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More than 400 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been made by teachers at Oban High School for use across the community.

The school’s science and technical labs have also donated more than 200 pairs of safety goggles, sanitiser, gloves and aprons to groups across Oban and Tiree.

Damian Heaney, Ronnie Dott and David Berry, from the business, design and technology department, created 400 protective face visors.

The NHS-approved kit used acrylic, acetate and pop rivets and has been passed to the community hub in Oban for distribution.

They are available to carers, care homes, first responders, surgeries in Oban and Tiree and, if required, Lorn and Islands Hospital.

Oban High School head teacher Peter Bain said: ‘I’m very proud of the efforts our staff have put into keeping our NHS and care home staff safe and well in Oban and Tiree.’

Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, policy lead for education at Argyll and Bute Council, said while the coronavirus had caused worry, it had also brought out the best in people.

‘People are looking out for each other a lot more and there is a strong feeling of togetherness.’

‘Damian, Ronnie and David are a great example of this. They have really gone above and beyond for their communities during this uncertain time and I sincerely thank them for all their efforts.

‘I am beyond proud of the staff and pupils we have. They go the extra mile and are truly special human beings.’