Mayfield School Efforts Help NHS Frontline Staff
Mayfield School’s Head of Innovation, Mr David Warren, used his holiday to put the School’s new 3D printers to good use to produce face shield parts for NHS workers, helping to address the need for more personal protective equipment (PPE) during the Covid-19 outbreak. With assistance from Head of Ceramics, Mr Tim Rees-Moorlah, the School has produced more than 400 masks to date which are being supplied to Hospice in the Weald, local nursing homes and GP practices, as has the School Health Centre’s own supply of PPE.
Mr Warren’s wife is a GP and when he saw reports on the BBC of community organised efforts to provide PPE using 3D printing technology, he joined the 3D Crowd UK group. This is made up of hundreds of volunteers with 3D printers, who produce and send parts to a central distribution hub where they are assembled and sent where they are needed. GPs, carers and other front line workers can contact the group and order ace shields if they do not have enough. If you would like to donate to the nationwide effort, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/3dcrowd-emergency-3d-printed-face-shields.
Headmistress, Miss Antonia Beary, paid tribute to all the NHS staff and other key workers providing vital support in the fight against Covid-19, which include many Mayfield alumnae and parents:
“We all owe a great deal to those who are working round the clock to take care of those suffering from Covid-19, and we are delighted that the technology we are embracing at Mayfield is being put to such good use during these difficult times. It is so important that we all look after each other within our communities, and do what we can to help.
“We have a number of School parents, family members and alumnae who are working on the frontline in the NHS of whom we are very proud, and we hope that in this small way, we are able to help them.”Published: July 7 2020