Western Isles

The Oban Times - - Districts -

ALL SCHOOLS in the Outer He­brides now have an out­door de­fib­ril­la­tor, mem­bers of the Ed­u­ca­tion, Sport and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices heard re­cently.

At its meet­ing in June 2016, the comhairle ap­proved a grant pay­ment to Luck­y2BHere, a reg­is­tered Scot­tish charity which has placed de­fib­ril­la­tors and de­liv­ered emer­gency life sup­port (ELS) train­ing in nu­mer­ous ar­eas throughout Scot­land. It was also agreed Luck­y2BHere vol­un­teers would de­liver ELS train­ing at each of th­ese schools. The train­ing was open to all school staff and to pupils from pri­mary five up­wards.

Only four schools re­main to have train­ing pro­vided: Sir E Scott School, Lev­er­hulme Me­mo­rial School, Stornoway Pri­mary School and the Ni­col­son In­sti­tute. To date, 874 pupils have re­ceived ELS train­ing.

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