School appeals for materials to make visors for NHS staff



Kelvinside Academy has appealed for businesses to donate materials that will allow it to keep producing protective visors for NHS workers.

Staff at the Glasgow independent school have made more than 500 visors using 3D printers and laser cutters at its NuVu Innovation School.

The equipment has been sent to facilities including Wishaw General Hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Vale of Leven Ambulance Service and Balmanno Care Home.

Now the school has put out an appeal for donations of:

Kelvinside is collaborating with schools including Larbert High School, Denny High School and Graeme High School to make the personal protective equipment.

David Miller, director of Kelvinside’s Innovation School said: “Medical and care staff are on the front line of this crisis, but to save lives, they need to be protected themselves. It has been humbling to meet the doctors, nurses and care staff; these visors are in many cases that crucial extra layer protecting front line staff in these incredibly challenging times.”

Dr Janis Lynch, whose GP practice received some of the visors, said: “The team at Kelvinside are doing an amazing job in manufacturing protective visors for the worthy NHS staff, demonstrating their innovative thinking and immense kindness, really making a difference in this challenging time. It’s a shining example of how communities can make valuable contributions”.

Kelvinside S2 pupil Ben Faulkner was inspired by the teachers to contribute by using his dad’s 3D printer at home, aiming to print over 40 visors this week.

If you can help, please email  david.miller@kelvinside.org  or call the school switchboard on 0141 357 3376

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