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Coronavirus: Harrogate Grammar School create visors

Coronavirus: Harrogate Grammar School create visors

Published by May Norman at 7:18am 7th April 2020.

Healthcare workers receive visors created by Harrogate Grammar School

  • Vital protection equipment's been created by Harrogate Grammar School.
  • The design department has produced protective visors.
  • The items have been requested by Harrogate Hospital, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, care homes and doctors surgeries.

Staff at Harrogate Grammar School have created vital protection equipment for critical workers.

The school's design team has produced protective visors for the district's healthcare staff who're looking after patients with coronavirus.

A fully functioning production line has now been set up - with staff producing over 200 visors per day.

Harrogate Grammar School
Harrogate Grammar School created much needed PPE

Leader of the design department Jo Oates has been telling Stray FM how it came about:

"We came up with idea of making protective visors for local critical workers after seeing a tweet from a school in Coventry doing the very same.

"After requesting the 2D cutting file template from King Henry VIII School we got to work on a prototype.

"Once a full functional visor was created, we were inundated with requests."

Harrogate Grammar School

After sharing their progress via Twitter, they've been contacted by Harrogate District Hospital, Leeds Hospital, GP surgeries, North Yorkshire Ambulance Service, care homes and many other critical healthcare workers.

The visors were created under the expertise of Jo Oates, Faculty Head of Art & Design, Craig Bulmer – Senior Design Technician and Helen Williams – Graphic Design teacher.

Harrogate Grammar School
Craig Bulmer

An extensive fully functional production line has been set up allowing for 200 visors to be produced per day.

Jo added:

"The added benefit of these visors is that they are 100 per cent plastic so can be cleaned and reused whereas others are disposable.

"They are also fully adjustable, allowing for no gaps around the head, therefore, heightening safety.

"We are delighted to be able to support local critical workers and help save lives."