It was also agreed that Lucky2BHere volunteers would deliver Emergency Life Support training at each of these schools. This training was open to all school staff and to pupils from P5 upwards.
Chair of the Education, Sport and Children’s Services Committee, Angus McCormack, said: “This is an important development in providing life-saving equipment and skills in our schools and also within our communities. I am delighted at the progress made on this initiative.”
All schools now have an outdoor defibrillator installed and Lucky2BHere volunteers have made good progress in delivering training. 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 Emergency Life Support Training.