A fantastic effort by DT Faculty to produce PPE for NHS!

 A fantastic effort is being made by members of the SCD Design Faculty to produce PPE items for essential use by NHS staff. DT staff are joining DT staff UK wide to assist the NHS by using their innovative skills during these challenging times.  Last week Product Design Subject Leader, Mrs Lalli, and Technology Technician Mrs Andrews rose to the challenge and were busy designing and making PPE wear for NHS staff using a 3D printer. Their goal was to produce one hundred shields and they turned their classrooms into a production line! 

This week Mrs Lalli and Mrs Andrews are using a more basic design method using a laser cutter to make headbands and draft excluder to cushion the shield. Whilst rudimentary, it means they can produce far more equipment in a shorter amount of time and get the shields to where they are most needed. Our amazing staff are hoping to complete the production of the one hundred shields today! 
It is inspiring to see the skills that our students are taught being used to produce potentially lifesaving products. 

An additional note! Mrs Lalli delivered face shields to a GP surgery in Watford, which were greatly appreciated by the staff. Pictured above is one of the doctors wearing his shield.  Mrs Andrews was also able to deliver seventeen face shields to a group of community nurses in Oxford, and a further fifteen are due to be delivered to Harefield Hospital via caretaker Mr John Healy. Well done Mrs Lalli and team, and to all staff who have played a part in the distribution of shields - a truly fantastic help to our wonderful NHS!

Please see the gallery below for photographs of their amazing work.




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