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Head of DT Produces Masks for NHS Frontline

Date Posted: Wednesday 01 April 2020

Ashford School’s Head of Design and Technology has successfully printed and delivered over 30 face shields to the NHS frontline in support of their work in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Adrian Barnett, who was approached by a parent of the School to create the masks, set to work using 3D printers to produce the much-needed shields. The design was a mimic of the original shields used by the NHS staff, and, once completed, provided a replenishment of stock that would otherwise have taken over ten days to arrive.

‘You should know that thanks to Adrian, Ashford School’s printed masks and shields are now deployed in four NHS GP practices and frontline HOT clinics for nurses and doctors to use in response to COVID-19. Excellent – every little helps,’ commented a parent in an email that was sent to the School’s Headmaster, Mr Michael Hall.

Thank you Mr Barnett!