‘So happy and proud’: York secondary school makes 150 safety visors for NHS staff

RIch Cooper of Manor School with the protective visors they've made. Photograph: Manor CE Academy

A team from a York secondary school have manufactured more than 150 protective visors for NHS and care workers in the city.

Staff from Manor CE Academy have used their laser cutter and workshop space to make the protective equipment for the frontline staff.

Rich Cooper from the school found designs and modifications for the PPE visors online, which had been shared by other design and technology teams across the country.

Rich said: “I wanted to do something to help during this ongoing Coronavirus crisis, and I know colleagues felt the same.

“I asked for a few volunteers to help with manufacture and distribution and was overwhelmed with the response.”

Fantastic teamwork

The production team at Manor

The production team was limited to four so they could maintain safe social distancing.

Other colleagues donated materials and helped to deliver the visors once they were completed.

Rich said:

  • We spent about five hours on Monday producing the visors after we’d modified the design slightly to work on our machinery.

    The team have been fantastic, making more than 150 visors on the day.

    Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we are so happy and proud to have played a part in supporting our frontline workers.

The visors have now been collected or delivered to York Hospital, Front Street Surgery, to consultants carrying out home visits and Ebor Court Care Home.