This morning Brigadier Charlie Herbert came to the Pre-Prep to give an Assembly about Ebola in Sierra Leone. His unit was recently posted out there to support the efforts in dealing with the virus.
Mr Sims volunteered to be dressed up in the full ebola protective gear, and the children heard that it was so important not to have any skin at all uncovered. Mr Sims wore boots, suit, face mask, visor, apron and two sets of rubber gloves. He had to imagine how hot it is in Sierra Leone and especially with all the gear on. Workers were limited to one hour before they changed shift and had to have their name and the time they started written on their apron so they could be identified.
Hazlegrove MAD (Making a Difference) will be sponsoring two children in Sierra Leone, Jenneh and Samuel Junior, whose lives have been turned upside-down by the ebola epidemic. Charlie is going back to Sierra Leone. The Pre-Prep presented Charlie with Hazlegrove caps for him to take to Jenneh and Samuel.