Thomas Adams School has responded to the urgent request from the NHS to donate PPE. Schools are being asked to donate science goggles and other apparatus. This is due to the shortage of protective equipment for health care professionals dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak,
So far, our science department has donated 6 boxes of disposable gloves and 12 pairs of science goggles to the Wem and Prees Medical Centre. The school has also donated 60+ new pairs of safety glasses and science goggles to Telford Princess Royal Hospital.
To support others, the Design & Technology Department, has been busy making prototype face shields and testing them this week. These have now gone in to full production using the skills of teachers and the facilities of the school’s workshops. The first batch is heading to the respiratory ward at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital. We will also be supporting local care homes, GP surgeries and hospital wards. We will continue to make as many as possible from our current stock.
The shields are produced using a laser cutter, polypropylene and acetate sheets. The face shield head band can be varied in size to fit all. At the moment, the D&T department are projecting making 100 shields per day.
We are also on the lookout for more polypropylene to make as many as possible. If you know anyone willing to donate or can sell to us, please get in touch.
Head teacher, Mark Cooper, says “this is a brilliant use of staff skills and our school equipment to help key workers who are facing exceptionally challenging situations on a daily basis”.
If you have a need for face shields, or know of anyone that will benefit please get in touch. You can express your requirements and details to the school via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Great work by our staff!