Children of key workers have been busy at Beech Hall School, putting their design and technology skills to good use by making personal protective equipment (PPE) for local care workers.
The school, in Manchester Road, Tytherington, Macclesfield, has so far produced 300 pre-assembled protective visors which will be distributed to six local care homes.
Students Scarlett, 13, and Rory Buckley, 9, who are still attending the school in line with government guidance, alongside Beech Hall’s Design and Technology teacher Colin Richards, and his son, have utilised the school’s equipment, including a high-tech laser cutting machine, to manufacture and assemble the critical items.
James Allen, Headmaster at Beech Hall School, said: “We feel privileged to be able to offer support to those working relentlessly on the frontline in our local community.
“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.”