Pupils pitch in to provide PPE
Beech Hall School pupils are putting their D&T skills to good use by producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for over 200 local carers working tirelessly throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tytherington-based school has transformed its recently opened Design and Technology building into a PPE production line, to create 300 pre-assembled protective visors for six local care homes in the Maria Mallaband Care Group.
Beech Hall’s Design and Technology teacher Colin Richards, alongside the children of key workers who are still attending the school in line with government guidance, have utilised the school’s equipment, including a high-tech laser cutting machine, to manufacture and assemble the critical items.
Headmaster at Beech Hall School, James Allen, commented: “We feel privileged to be able to offer support to those working relentlessly on the frontline in our local community, as they admirably support us at this unprecedented, and very worrying time. As a school, it is important that we do as much as we can to put our time and technological resources to good use. Our pupils have really stepped up to the mark in producing vital equipment that is currently in such high demand, to help keep key workers and their families safe.”