Staff at The Westleigh School have gone above and beyond to support their local community during the ongoing epidemic.
The secondary school have collaborated with design and technology teams at other high schools to make PPE face visors for those on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19.
Principal of the school, Carlton Bramwell, commented: “Words cannot express how proud we all are of everyone who has put their time and effort into making, supplying, delivering and wearing these.
“The Westleigh School are honoured to be a part of this fight and will continue to work with others and bring the community further together.”
Utilising 3D printers at schools across the region has enabled key workers to continue to access effective PPE – making jobs safer not only for the employees but for the people they care for.
The visors have been gratefully received by keyworkers in the area, with a member of staff at Montrose Hall exclaiming: “Thank you so much for your generosity. We are truly grateful.”
A hospital frontline staff member added: “I’ve just finished three shifts in the ICU wearing one of your visors and cannot thank you enough! You’re amazing, God bless you all!”
The production of PPE is just one way in which The Westleigh School have been supporting their community.
From the 1st April 2020 the Shaw Education Trust set up a foodbank at The Westleigh School, enabling vulnerable families and key workers to access food, household supplies, beverages and sanitary products.
This service has been well used by residents and, thanks to the generous donations received, the school is able to continue to support their vulnerable families during these difficult times.
Mr Bramwell concluded: “Despite the school being closed, our hearts have remained open to all pupils and their families and what they are going through.
“We are the Westleigh family and we stand united in this fight against Covid-19 and all the battles it brings.”
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