One week ago our Technology department managed to gather some resources and together the staff planned to manufacture PPE for our local community. Our staff volunteers set out on a mission to produce face shields and visors to distribute to the local community of Seaham.
Since the scheme began on Tuesday 14th April, nearly 1150 visors have been manufactured and distributed to care workers, chemists and NHS staff (to name a few) in and around Seaham.
Our Technology department have been working non stop to try and accommodate the 1500+ requests to help combat the virus.
Headteacher Geoff Lumsdon Said “I would like to pay tribute to our Technology Team who have led the way on developing PPE equipment for the local and wider community. A number of staff gave up their holidays last week to come in to work and begin this- they are now working on a rota system to keep this going despite being “back at work” and setting lessons/ work etc from home. At time of writing they have made in excess of 1000 facemasks and distributed them to Care Homes, Police, Ambulance staff and even Theatre staff at Sunderland Royal. Believe it or not we are getting requests from as far away as Kent, which is a very sobering thought. A number of local people and companies have been in touch with donations of materials and we are very grateful for this”.
If you know of a local organisation that could benefit from our visors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org