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Talented engineering student delivers PPE equipment that he made at school

Talented engineering student delivers PPE equipment that he made at school

by Danielle Thompson (April 2020)

A TALENTED Formby High School student has been out delivering personal protective equipment that he made at the school with the help of its staff.

Last week, the Champion revealed that schools across West Lancs and Sefton have been rallying behind the NHS – by using their own technology departments to create protective masks for key workers.
Staff at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College in Skelmersdale had created almost 1,000 masks for the NHS and care home workers by using the high school’s own resources – while Year 11 Formby High School pupil Dan Hunter, 16 has created a further 120 so far!

He has been using the school’s Design and Technology facilities, with the help of staff, to create masks for the community, where personal protective equipment is in short supply. He has been using materials funded by and ordered by the school.
The Engineering student is using social media and links with the community, supported by links the school has, to begin taking orders from nursing and care homes, as well as district and community nurses.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Engineering student, Dan, has been busy in the DT workshop at school producing essential face shields to support those on the front lines in our community.

“With the support of Mr Rigby, Dan has so far produced 60 visors which he has personally delivered to care homes including Halcyon House and Maryland Care Home in Formby, as well as to Queenscourt Hospice in Southport.

“Dan is also liaising with local pharmacies to establish any need.

“Using his desire to do something to help and the engineering skills he has acquired at school, Dan has brought badly needed items to those most in need on the front lines in our local community. “Overseen by Mr Rigby, the school has been delighted to support Dan with the materials and equipment needed to help him design and produce the visors. His efforts show true determination to achieve and support those most in need. Well done from everyone at FHS and the community you are supporting!”

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