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Schools in Surrey and Hampshire make hundreds of face shields to protect NHS staff

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Schools in Surrey and Hampshire make hundreds of face shields to protect NHS staff

Published by Grace Mcgachy at 6:00am 11th April 2020.

Schools in our area are doing their bit to help during the coronavirus pandemic, with several making protective equipment for the NHS.

One of those is Tomlinscote School in Frimley which is putting its design and technology resources to good use during the outbreak. 

Staff and students have made 650 face shields for staff at Frimley Park Hospital. 

They have also donated hundreds of pairs of eye goggles to frontline workers. 

Tomlinscote technology teacher Georgina Lines spoke to us on the Breakfast Show earlier this week: 

"We rounded up all the goggles we could that were available in the school and our site manager drove them over to Frimley Park Hospital. 

"We've been designing and making face shields that protect the whole face and are also sending those over as well. 

"We have since been contacted by different organisations within the NHS that have asked us to make some for them. 

"We're currently producing for the South East Coast Ambulance Service."

Tomlinscote is not the only school which has been hard at work making personal protective equipment (PPE).

Design and technology teacher Mrs Larkin from Farnborough Hill school and her family have also been busy making face shields over the last week. 

Mr Monem and Mr Gray from the technology department of George Abbot School in Guildford have so far made 89 face shields for the Royal Surrey Hospital. 

The school tweeted to say more PPE would be on its way.