Dauntsey’s Sets Up Production for Safety Masks

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The Design Technology (DT) department at Dauntsey’s has been a hive of activity in its continued efforts to make face shields for frontline NHS staff.

Efficient systems have been implemented for making the visors quickly and Head of DT, Alun Pickford, working with his two sons, has been able to make more than 100 masks in just two hours.

Some 36 masks have gone to Devizes GP surgery which has a COVID-19 hub and a further 20 to a care home in Longbridge Deverell.  Alun is also in touch with a paramedic who works out of various bases, including Devizes and Chippenham, who will also receive some masks.

A further 100 masks have gone to Kings Hospital, London, as they currently have very few and are sharing masks.

Mark Lascelles, Head Master, Dauntsey’s, said:

“So far 250 masks have gone out to various frontline workers with many more ready to go, as Alun and his crack team produce about 100 each day.  We are incredibly proud of this effort.”

For further information about Dauntsey’s School and its sports programme, please go to www.dauntseys.org or follow us on Twitter at Dauntsey’s@DauntseysSchool

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