St Clement Danes School supports community by creating PPE

St Clement Danes School was delighted to be able to support the community with designing and producing much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Design and Technology Faculty, led by Mrs Lalli and Mrs Andrews, completed 220 face shields over the Easter period. The parts were cut and assembled with the use of a 3D printer and sent to Harefield Hospital; The Walsingham Support group; the YMCA, (to help with those who are homeless and currently using the YMCA facilities); Mount Vernon hospital; and a patient care home. The Faculty are keen to keep helping frontline workers even with limited supplies available, Mrs Andrews confirmed “The next challenge is knowing how many more we can make before running out of the HIPS plastic which is used for the headbands. We are extremely happy to make further shields in continuing to support our frontline workers upon arrival of our next batch of stock”. The Science Faculty at the school were also involved with donating much need high specification goggles to local GP surgeries within Rickmansworth for use by their Doctors and Nurses.

Headteacher of the school, Mr Sutherland, stated “I am so proud of the school and the staff who have responded as much as we can to the challenge that arises with the shortfall in much needed PPE equipment. We all wish there was more we could do to help support frontline workers, but I am as ever in awe that we can pull together in these challenging times in supporting our community where possible.”

The school was delighted to receive a response from the management team at Harefield Hospital thanking the school for their hard work and kind donations. Mr Park, Business Support Manager at Harefield Hospital, stated “It was a wonderful surprise and a beautiful reminder of the kindness, and enthusiasm in the community to help the incredible heroes in our theatres, our ICUs, our wards, and right across the frontline services at this difficult time. Your kindness and selflessness do not go unnoticed, so please accept my thanks on behalf of everyone here at Harefield Hospital.”




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