Making Masks For Care Homes

Tuesday 2nd March, 2021

David Nieper Academy in Alfreton has been doing their bit to help support and protect local healthcare workers in the battle with Covid-19.

The Academy’s design and technology team has put their skills to excellent use by designing and producing face visors for staff working at 5 care homes across Derbyshire.

The team used their own technical know-how and the school’s resources to make the visors, which are made-up from five separate parts.

Polypropylene sheets are cut on a laser printer and PVC is used for the face shield, these are the then assembled and an adjustable band to fit around the head is attached for comfort.  

Academy teachers James Turner and Emily Thorpe, as well as technician Alastair Benton have made almost 100 masks. These have been distributed to five care homes including; The Meadows Care Home in Alfreton, Longmoor Lodge Care Home in Long Eaton, Woodhall Park Nursing Home in Risley, Sandiacre Court Care Centre in Sandiacre and Wrenhall Nursing Home in Selston.

Read full story here https://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/health/coronavirus/how-staff-derbyshire-school-are-helping-care-workers-fight-virus-front-line-2551714