Worksop academy donates science equipment to hospital amid virus crisis

A secondary academy in Worksop has donated some of its science equipment to the NHS.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 13th April 2020, 11:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 3:25 pm
Outwood Academy Valley donated equipment to Bassetlaw Hospital.
Outwood Academy Valley donated equipment to Bassetlaw Hospital.

Outwood Academy Valley, based on Valley Road, donated 366 pairs of goggles from its science labs to Bassetlaw Hospital to help the Hospital during the current coronavirus outbreak.

The Principal of the academy, which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, has said the academy wanted to stand up and do their bit during this national crisis to help the NHS.

Dave Cavill said: “We are in the midst of a national crisis and it is time that we believe we all need to come together to support each other to help the country get through this situation. This is why we decided to take action to do what we can to help our NHS.

“Obviously we aren’t equipped with the medical equipment that can be of use to the NHS, but as a school we do have science labs and as such we have plenty of goggles which are of use so we decided to donate them.”

Another secondary academy in the area, Outwood Academy Portland, has also donated to the NHS. The Netherton Road-based academy, also a member of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, intended to donate 185 pairs of safety goggles, 3 boxes of vinyl gloves and 1 box of single fold hand towels to Bassetlaw Hospital.

However, upon delivery to the Hospital they were informed that the need for the equipment was greater at Doncaster Hospital therefore a member of the academy team drove to Doncaster Hospital to donate the equipment.