Posted on: Wednesday 10 June 2020
West Mon School staff have been thanked for assisting with the production of PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Clare Deasy, Head of Design and Technology at the school said: “During the middle of April Huw Williams of Monmouthshire Masons made contact with the Design and Technology Department at West Mon School. He asked if we would be willing to produce protective face visors for use in health and social care settings and offered to fund the materials needed.
“We were delighted to be involved with the initiative and immediately got to work. A team was assembled, made up of the D&T staff, but we have also been joined by members of the Maths and Science departments as well as by the Headteacher.
“Since the start of production we have produced over 1200 visors that have gone directly into the community free of charge. The visors have gone into a range of settings, from care homes to dentists to opticians. Production is still continuing. As a department and a School we are delighted to be able to help out in any way that we can. We have also made some fabric face masks as we had the ability to do this with our resources and equipment.”
The Leader of Torfaen Council, Cllr Anthony Hunt said: “This is yet another example of the fantastic community spirit and dedicated public servants we have here in Torfaen. We’ve been working hard with Welsh Government and Aneurin Bevan NHS Health Board to ensure equipment is provided, so every contribution helps those efforts at a time like this. Thank you to Clare and the staff involved for this fantastic effort, and to those who helped fund the equipment.”