One undoubted positive of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the willingness of many people to help in whatever way they can.
At The Radclyffe School we are no different, and in common with many other schools across the country, the skills and resources of our staff and our school are being put to great use.
Last month we gave all the goggles from the Science faculty to be used by the NHS. The need for personal protective equipment, whether in hospitals, the care sector or for other essential workers is in the news every day. So it’s no surprise that teachers in our Design & Technology faculty have stepped up.
Starting at home due to self-isolation, Head of D&T Mr Brown has set about creating face masks – a job that will now transfer into school, with D&T Teacher Mr Hill using our own laser printer. More than 100 masks have been supplied to locations around Greater Manchester – a GP’s surgery, care homes and hospitals, with more to come.
Teacher of Textiles Mrs Jones is busy stitching new scrubs outfits for the NHS, with material donated by the public. Scrub bags ensure the garments can be safely delivered. Working with her daughter, they have also created headbands for nurses at The Christie in Manchester, to make wearing masks more comfortable.
Headteacher John Cregg said, “It has been a great response from staff who are doing so much to support our frontline workers at this time.”