In response to the national crisis regarding personal protective equipment, Fallibroome’s Design and Technology Department have designed and manufactured hundreds of face shields in the last few days. Led by Mr Jones and Mr Hardman, the team of volunteer students have contacted local NHS services and other front line workers to ask if they would be interested in having these face shields delivered to their offices. The response has been overwhelming. Deliveries have already been made to Stepping Hill Critical Care department (200), Waters Green Medical Centre (60), Prestbury Pharmacy, Rollins Pharmacy and Bollington Vets.  More will be provided to Macclesfield General Hospital, Macclesfield District Nurses, Alderley Edge Medical Centre and various care homes across the town in the coming days.

Encouraged by the positive response, the department intend to continue with this work in the weeks ahead and they hope to be able to produce in excess of a thousand face shields in the next few days. Contact has also been made with other local schools who are also keen to take part in this initiative.

Speaking about the project, Fallibroome’s Headteacher Mr Power said:

“We are proud of the efforts being made by our students and staff to respond to this crisis. They have shown real initiative in getting this off the ground and it is great to see their efforts being valued so highly by those working in the community at this time of national emergency. Acts such as this do much more than just help to address a key equipment shortage; they also demonstrate to all those working in the front line that their efforts are appreciated and valued by everyone in our community”.