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Schools in Buckinghamshire help to support local hospitals and healthcare

| April 30, 2020

Thank you from the nurses at Churchill Hospital. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

Schools in Buckinghamshire are helping to support local hospitals and healthcare by keeping front line staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Schools and further education settings across Buckinghamshire are helping to support healthcare staff in Buckinghamshire by creating safety visors using their 3D printers or by the donation of PPE equipment.

After hearing about the work schools were doing from parents or teachers, many local businesses are also helping out through the donation of items such as goggles, lab coats and gloves.

Some of the schools who are helping to support the front line healthcare staff through the donation or production (using 3D printers) essential PPE equipment are :

  • Buckingham School
  • Stowe School
  • Westbury School
  • Sir Thomas Fremantle School
  • Holmer Green School
  • Sir William Borlase’s School
  • Wycombe Grammar School
  • Wycombe High School
  • Highworth Combined School
  • Sir William Ramsay School

Thirty protective goggles have been donated by Buckinghamshire UTC while their Principal, Sarah Valentine, personally bought six lab coats from Amazon for delivery to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Cllr Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘I’m hugely impressed by the time, effort and heart that our education community has put into creating and donating PPE for our healthcare workers.

Also, I want to thank all of our schools not just for everything they’re doing to continue to educate our children and look after our key workers children, but for going the extra mile too.

This is a fantastic example of how Buckinghamshire is coming together and a tribute to our hardworking and dedicated healthcare workers who are helping to keep us all safe during these challenging times. Another amazing initiative that shows just how #ProudofBucks we are.

Other educational institutions who have got involved in the production and donation of PPE to local NHS trusts include:

  • Aylesbury High School
  • The Grange School in Aylesbury
  • Beachborough School at Westbury
  • The University of Buckingham.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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