'It might just save a life' - New equipment for school

Charlie Frost, Kerry Moore, Olly Hogenbottom, Rachel Ridegeway, Tyler Cutting, Lauren Elvin, Chelsea

Charlie Frost, Kerry Moore, Olly Hogenbottom, Rachel Ridegeway, Tyler Cutting, Lauren Elvin, Chelsea McCormack, Helena Fish and Daisy Saunders with the defibrillator - Credit: Danielle Booden

A city special needs school has been donated life-saving equipment. 

Hall School, in St Faith's Road, was donated a £1,300 defibrillator by QMS International after a Facebook appeal by teaching assistant Cheryl Watling whose friend works for the company.

QMS International staff Olly Hogenbottom, finance director, and Charlie Frost, HR business partner,

QMS International's Olly Hogenbottom, finance director, and Charlie Frost, HR business partner, handing over the defibrillator to Hall School's headteacher, Rachel Ridgeway - Credit: Danielle Booden

Ms Watling said: "There is a really huge range of complex needs and children with breathing difficulties. It provides reassurance if we need it so a big thanks to QMS International." 

The defibrillator will be positioned in the school's main foyer. 

QMS International staff Olly Hogenbottom, finance director, and Charlie Frost, HR business partner,

QMS International staff Olly Hogenbottom, finance director, and Charlie Frost, HR business partner, and Hall School teachers and pupils, Rachel Ridegeway, headteacher, Kerry Moore, sixth form teacher, Will Gant, deputy head, Lauren Elvin, Helena Fish, Daisy Saunders, Chelsea McCormack and Tyler Cutting - Credit: Danielle Booden

A total of 90 students attend the school ranging from four to 19-years-old, as well as 60 staff.

Deputy head Will Gant said: "We have been lucky we have not had to use one before as there are a lot of vulnerable children at the school. 

The defibrillator that has been donated to Hall School in Norwich. Picture: Danielle Booden

The defibrillator that has been donated to Hall School in Norwich - Credit: Danielle Booden

"We have had paramedics come to the school in the past if there was some kind of medical emergency, but not heart-related."

QMS International staff Charlie Frost, HR business partner, and Olly Hogenbottom, finance director,

QMS International staff Charlie Frost, HR business partner, and Olly Hogenbottom, finance director, with the defibrillator donated to Hall School - Credit: Danielle Booden