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Local school delivers on personal protective equipment for South Bristol

Main image: Head of DT Fiona England with laser-cut visors ready for delivery.

The Design Technology (DT) team at Bedminster Down School has delivered 360 personal protective visors to boost local supplies.

The six-strong team at the school – which has many pupils from Knowle West – made the visors during April and May.

They stopped when demand subsided and the raw materials needed became difficult to source.

The visors were delivered to South Bristol Community Hospital in Hengrove as well as a mix of GP surgeries, care homes and community nurses serving the local area.

According to national figures 384,928 visors were made by DT teachers in the UK, who also donated some 13,746 goggles. 

Head of Design at Bedminster Down School Fiona England said: “This situation has highlighted the importance of the practical skills and manufacturing capabilities that we teach in Design Technology.  

“It has been fantastic to see schools up and down the country respond rapidly to the urgent call for PPE and we are proud to have been able to contribute to our local community during this time.”