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School of block: Teachers turn hand to making protective gear for NHS

Teachers at Norwich School have become the latest to turn their hands to manufacturing.

Staff at the school have started making protective visors for NHS staff using equipment in their school's art and design workshop.

Ed Cann, an art and design teacher at Norwich School, said he wanted to help address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers during the coronavirus crisis.

"We have had numerous requests from the local medical community for the school's support. Following prototyping on Sunday, we managed to produce 138 on Monday using the materials we had in stock."

– Ed Cann

He has shared the designs with other schools for them to help make as many visors as possible.

The first delivery went to facilities that directly approached the school for help, including several hospitals, a GP surgery and a hospice in Norfolk.

It's the latest group to help in the fight against coronavirus.

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Meanwhile Professor Ben Garrod of the University of East Anglia has said thanks to people who've volunteered to help 3D print PPE.

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Also helping keep Addenbrooke's supplied is Cambridge Makespace. They started producing visors last week.

Yesterday they announced they'd doubled production

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Meanwhile Hewett School in Norwich has been preparing care packages

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