It was a proud day for Gordano School as they welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex this morning to see their student-led First Aid in Schools Pilot Project and to officially open their new Dining Hall & Languages Faculty.
During the visit, Her Royal Highness met students involved in a pilot First Aid in Schools project that the school is running alongside The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and St John’s Ambulance. Gordano School is one of three pilot schools chosen to take part in the Somerset First Aid in Schools Scheme. The aim of the project is to spread knowledge of first aid, including CPR as widely as possible to Somerset’s school student population.
Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet Charlie Gazzard and a group of Bronze D of E students demonstrated some of the lifesaving skills for the Countess during her visit.
Tom Inman, Headteacher for Gordano School, commented: “It is a very proud day for us, and a first in the school’s history. We are thrilled that Her Royal Highness visited Gordano to see just a sample of the wide range of opportunities that we offer our students and to open our new building.”