|23 Nov 2020|
At the start of lockdown, PPE was in short demand. At the School, our DT Department stepped in to help where they could. Using materials they had to hand and that would be available to order at short notice, our DT teachers produced visors for a number of hospitals in the local area.
The DT department simplified the visor design so that it was made from only three main components, was held together with zip ties, and had an inner foam headband to make them more comfortable to wear. The design also accommodated varying head sizes, with a simple elastic band to provide tension to hold the visor in place. An advantage of the simplified design meant that each visor cost only around 88p.
A number of our staff helped with the assembly of the visors, and they even employed the same techniques that pupils are taught about the production processes. In total, our DT staff and their volunteers made over 1,000 visors for local hospitals, including Epsom & St Heliers Hospital, and other organisations which required PPE to carry out their important work, such The Children's Trust.