CFGS ADT Team Make Face Masks and Visors for the NHS
The Art and Design Team (ADT) at Central Foundation Girls’ School (CFGS) are doing their bit for the nation.
Rising to the D&T Association and 3DCrowd UK campaign and challenge of designing and manufacturing PPE equipment for the NHS, the ADT team kick started production by successfully making 75 visors and 50 fabric face masks in one day of the summer term. They reached the grand total of 200 by day 3. The ADT team will continue to make PPE for the next couple of weeks and invite other CFGS staff members to join them.
As Ms Aiken, Head of Art and Design said:
“It was so lovely to get together as a faculty and to feel as though we are doing something worthwhile for our community and our NHS heroes, carers and front line workers. We recognise the hard work that so many people are doing and this is our small gesture of thanks. We are proud that our first batch will go to our local nurses who are really grateful to receive our donation. Design Technology departments across the country are involved in making PPE so it is great we are doing our bit to support those in need whilst also using our subject knowledge and specialist equipment. We will be continuing production and will use our subject networks to support logistics and meet local needs.”
As Esther Holland, Headteacher said:
“It is great that our ADT have taken the initiative and put the school’s first-class resources to good use while we remain closed. We are honoured and proud that CFGS can do its bit to support those on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. We believe that our help, along with other schools will make a positive difference to the staff of the NHS.”