1 April, 2020
Design and Technology teachers at Ormiston Bushfield Academy have joined together with teachers at the local Jack Hunt School to produce protective visors for medical staff, to help keep them safe whilst on the front-line.
Associate Assistant Principal Rebecca Rhodes and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Jamie Jones used the devices and materials at the school, which would usually be used for Design and Technology lessons, to produce the protective visors. The pair have already produced 50 visors between them and are planning to produce more in the coming days. Once produced, the visors are collected by a medical procurement company and then delivered to medical practices across the city.
Ormiston Bushfield Academy is at the heart of the community in Peterborough and everyone at the school wants to do as much as they can to help with the COVID-19 efforts. Students and staff at the school are all extremely proud of what Rebecca and Jamie have achieved so far, providing vital support to the key workers who need it most.
Dennis Kirwan, Principal at Ormiston Bushfield Academy said:
“Everyone within our school community wants to do what they can to help combat the coronavirus crisis. We are using the skills and materials we already have to assist the incredible medical staff who are out there on the front line, saving lives every day. The way we’re going to tackle this crisis is by all pulling together, and it’s been great to see our school contributing in such a positive and innovative way, to the national and local response so far.”