On Monday 23 March, Godolphin D&T department joined D&T departments across the country manufacturing much-needed face shields for use by online NHS staff.
Using files and templates provided by a collaboration between Smoke & Mirrors and Kitronik (two of their service providers) they have created laser cut adjustable polypropylene head bands with disposable acetate shields that clip on to the bands.
Head of D&T Suzie McNulty and her team have so far managed to create over 30 units (along with goggles, face masks and disposable aprons) and these were delivered to GP surgeries, including Downton GP surgery on Monday afternoon.
Since the story broke in the Press last week, the School has received many more requests from local GPs and hospitals and Suzie is now working on the production of another 150 shields.
Suzie says “It’s so nice to be able to use these valuable D&T skills of manufacturing to meet a need in these extraordinary times, and to be able to support our wonderful NHS in a practical way."
Emma Hattersley, commented “the response to this initiative has been extraordinary and wonderful. We must do all we can to support our local NHS services and in turn help to save lives. In times of deep crisis the school has always stepped up, as it did in both the world wars for example. We want to do our bit and I am so proud, humbled and grateful to Suzie and her team who have made this all possible.”