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Praise for school's PPE effort

GALLOWAY and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson has highly praised staff at Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart for going above and beyond in order to protect the NHS. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP says the production of face visors by staff at the school will help to protect frontline staff who are working in hospitals and care homes during this crisis and says this is a great example of communities supporting the NHS. Mr Carson has highlighted the school's work to produce as many visors as possible, which has been supported by generous donations from other surrounding schools, enabling them to have greater capacity, in a motion in the Scottish Parliament. Commenting Mr Carson said: This is an outstanding example of a school in the heart of my constituency rising to the challenge of Covid-19 and doing everything they can to protect the NHS and frontline staff. "It is absolutely wonderful to see the staff had the idea of producing these visors and it is even more welcome that other schools in the area have helped to supply them, enabling greater capacity of production. I am well aware of issues locally with PPE equipment so creative ideas like this production of face visors in one of our schools is hugely welcome. "I wish everyone at Douglas Ewart all the best in this ongoing task and know they will be gratefully received by our local NHS heroes" See our Facebook page for a video of the DEHS 'production line' in action.

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