The Design Technology department at King Henry VIII School have been producing the face shields for medical workers.
We have had an amazing response to this project and been overwhelmed with the requests. We ended the production on Monday 27th April, completing over 11,000 units! Now we have to get back to the day job of teaching the children!
Check out our twitter page for the latest news from the department.
- Sorry no more orders being taken. Thank you for your support!
If you would like to know how to make the Face Shields, more information can be found here
The Design and Technology Team at Henry’s (Mr Sweetman, Mr Rendle, Mr Phillips and Mr Timson) have been doing their bit for the Coronavirus Crisis through the manufacture of PPE for healthcare workers, care homes and medical professionals who are on the front line in hospitals, GP surgeries and hospices across the West Midlands.
The team are on their way to the manufacture of over 11,000 of the visors, which have been gratefully received by nearly 250 different groups, amongst which include…
|University Hospital Coventry and Warks
||George Elliot Hospital
||Warwick ICU and A&E
|Dudley Occupational Therapy
||Willenhall Medical Centre
||MacMillan Cancer Team
||Copsewood Medical Centre
|Harbury Medical Centre and Pharmacy
||Stratford Bentley Care Home
||C&W Mental Health
|Walsall Cardiology Department
||John Taylor Hospice
||Sutton Coalfield Hospital
||The Elms Care Home
The responses from the different groups and medical teams to the support we’ve provided has been both humbling and kind, with grateful messages alongside gifts of chocolates, biscuits and even an Indian takeaway!
“Just wanted to thank your school for the visors they are so appreciated and decrease the viral load massively and protect us all.”
St Bernard’s Care Home, Solihull
“Massive thanks to King Henry VIII School in Coventry for making and supplying us with 120 visors, working all through the Bank Holiday to get them finished. They will definitely come in handy over the next few weeks!”
Heart of England Mencap
“This morning we were delighted to receive a kind gift of protective visors from the school. Looking good, comfortable to wear and most importantly offering us the vital protection that we need right now. Many many thanks from all the team in theatres.”
Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham
The visor production is a two pronged approach, with 3d printers churning out one model of visor while the laser cutter is producing the second design. There were two laser cutters working on the visors but unfortunately the older laser couldn’t keep up and packed in! Fortunately, the good people at Gravograph in Leamington were kind enough to lend one of theirs to keep production levels up as the team are currently closing in on 8000.
All this has been made possible by the generosity of parents and the wider community who donated money for materials. The teams have also been supported by Coventry Building Society and Ricoh with Telent helping to source and donate materials through Antalis to keep the production going.
A new phase is about to start through a collaboration with Amtico flooring and Frederick Cooper. Since both are capable of manufacturing far more units, production is being subcontracted to them, whilst the team continue to assemble and distribute.
The BBC have also raised the profile of the operation and helped to spread the word on the availability of the PPE through a profile on local radio and an article on their website.