College Design & Technology Contributes to Frontline Worker PPE Effort

Whole College
Posted on: April 3rd 2020

DT Face Shields

Like many other schools and organisations across the country, the College wanted to 'do our bit' to support the NHS, Emergency Services and other key workers during the current pandemic.  Besides staff who have volunteered to look after the children of key workers, members of our Design and Technology Department have been working hard to donate as much personal protective equipment as possible as part of the national effort to help protect NHS frontline workers whilst they treat Covid-19 patients.  

Last week Senior School DT teacher, Mr Trant, took all surplus personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks, safety glasses, gloves and respirators to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He was met by Professor Sadaf Farooqi, co-ordinator of PPE donations at Addenbrookes, who expressed her gratitude for receiving these donations.   

Although the face shields produced by the Design & Technology Department were unable to be used by hospital staff due to the standards required by the BS/EN, the PPE was able to be donated to local care homes and other organisations within the community who have struggled to acquire the equipment they need. 

Upper Sixth student, Alex P, continues to liaise with local organisations in order for the Design & Technology Department to continue to produce and donate as much personal protective equipment as possible.  

The Science Department also donated further personal protective equipment including hundreds of pairs of gloves, face shields and over hundreds of goggles to the Bishop's Stortford Police.  

The College will continue to explore ways in which it can further help in the national effort to support the community. Stay safe everyone.