The Luckley House School community is working hard to offer support to the NHS and the vulnerable during the COVOD-19 crisis……
We gathered this PPE, 120 sets of eye protection and 700 pairs of gloves, from our Science Labs for Frimley Park Hospital. Class practicals may be a bit of a challenge when we go back to school….a small price to pay. Thank you to Mrs Blackmore for organising and delivering the equipment on behalf of the School.
Our Design Technology Department has also been hard at work: Scot McNaughton, Teacher of Engineering is using the School’s laser cutter and materials to make face shields, as part of an initiative orgnised by the Design Technology team at Leighton Park School.
Head of Textiles, Cat McCafferty has made scrubs and scrubs bags for the Royal Berks Hospital. Materials have also been sent out to Year 8 pupils to make scrubs bags and patient eye mask packs to the Year 9 GCSE Textiles group.
Textiles Technician, Niki Partner has also made scubs, hats and bags for Frimley Park Hospital, from our supplies in the Texiles Department.
Luckley Sixth Form student, Niamh has been working hard to help the vulnerable in her community. At the start of the Easter holidays she got out the sewing machine she received for her 11th birthday (and hasn’t looked at since) and downloaded patterns to try and make face masks.
Niamh worked really hard to improve her sewing skills and perfect her pattern. She initially made masks for her family and a couple of close friends who were doing food shopping on behalf of the elderly/vulnerable, but then went on to make them for anyone in her local village that felt they would benefit from one. Whilst these are not medical grade, and she makes that perfectly clear, she has made the masks from thick cotton (a double layer) so they provide the wearer with more protection than wearing nothing at all.
Niamh is providing the masks at no cost – all materials have either been donated by the local community or purchased by her family. Niamh has made a total of 102 masks so far and has orders for another 34 for the local community plus 120 for a local care company. Although absolutely no donation is expected, Niamh has had a couple of lovely locals donate a few pounds so she has set up a fund raising page for Oxfordshire Mind so that all donations go back to helping protect the mental health of the local community.