News • April 17, 2020 • by Awesome Aberlady
High school CDT staff make visors for health workers
STAFF FROM THE craft, design and technology departments of East Lothian’s high schools, including North Berwick, have been working as a team to produce clear plastic visors that will help to keep health workers free from infection.
Staff from Preston Lodge, Knox Academy and North Berwick high schools have been collaborating on the project and posting progress reports on their efforts on Twitter at twitter.com/CDT_PLHS.
The process has involved exchanging ideas with schools across Scotland to ensure that their designs are maximising output by making the best possible use of materials.
Currently (as of today, April 16, 2020) the total made was almost 1200, with a single day’s output now as high as 230 visors.
There’s a great video showing the team in action, posted on Twitter by the Preston Lodge CDT team on April 8, 2020.
We had another excellent day making visors today, with 135 visors being made and distributed. Here's a wee peek at our production line!#PPE #covid19 #visormaking@PrestonLodgeHS @KnoxAcademyDT @knoxacademy @NorthBerwickHS pic.twitter.com/oq3cNcW5Sq— PLHS CDT (@CDT_PLHS) April 8, 2020
Preston Lodge has also set up a Just Giving page so that members of the public can contribute towards fresh supplies of the materials used.
Its initial target of £500 has been comfortably exceeded, but the fundraising continues so that the teams can keep turning out the much-needed visors.
Main picture: thanks to a new design which is faster to assemble, the team has been able to produce 230 visors in a day