Hundreds of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) face shields have been made by staff in the Art, Design & Technology Department at New Hall School for frontline key workers dealing with the coronavirus crisis.
Mr Adams, Art, Design & Technology Technician, has manufactured face shields using the School's laser cutter and material leftover from GCSE coursework. Over 200 face shields have been supplied to NHS staff at New Hall's local hospital, Broomfield Hospital.
A large amount of protective equipment has also been donated to three local care homes, including face shields, protective glasses, gloves and aprons. "We will always be indebted to New Hall for what they have done for us," said Mrs Walmsley, Manager of Mansion House Residential Care Home. "The School has really stepped up to the plate and played their part in helping workers battle against this epidemic. This equipment will provide essential protection for our residents and members of staff, and will allow us to continue delivering quality care, should any of our residents contract Covid-19."
New Hall has received several requests directly from parents working within the NHS and social care sector for these PPE items and continues to produce PPE for frontline workers in the local area.
Alongside its successful academic programme, New Hall School encourages students in charitable work and giving, holding fundraising events throughout the year in support of a range of charities and running the successful New Hall Voluntary service, with which all students are involved during their time at the School.
New Hall has an excellent music and performing arts provision and fantastic sports facilities and training programmes. The boarding and day school for students aged 1-18 has a Catholic foundation and ethos, which welcomes those of all backgrounds. The strong pastoral care structure at the School supports students in their endeavours, allowing them to achieve success in a wide variety of fields.