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#BSAheroes: Another Rydal Penrhos pupil is doing his bit for keyworker facilities across the region
13th May 2020

Another Rydal Penrhos pupil is doing his bit for keyworker facilities across the region during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chay Bonnington, a Year 10 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, is taking time during his online learning to produce protective masks to assist those fighting against Covid-19 within the community.

The teenager is using a 3D printer to produce the masks from knowledge gained during his design technology lessons.

Once completed, Chay’s family have been dropping them at school to further add to the PPE currently being produced by teach Mark Harmsworth, technician James Bonser and Sixth Form pupil Jamie Lavery.

This is the latest in a series of selfless gestures from Rydal Penrhos pupils during the pandemic, with brother-sister duos Llion and Sophie Morris, in addition to Emily and Harry Nurse, also making PPE from the comfort of their own home in their spare time.

Chay has been a part of the school community for more than a decade having enrolled in reception back in 2008.

He has achieved a significant amount of success during this time, which includes plenty of national skiing achievements.

The pupil is also part of Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force initiative and has contributed to the DT Greenpower car project.

Senior School head Sally-Ann Harding, said: “This is yet another heartwarming story from our amazing pupils during such a difficult time for everyone. Chay taking it upon himself to assist in the production of PPE is a testament to the fine young man he is and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is enormously proud of him.”

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