Students and staff at John Kyrle High School make visors to help the NHS.

Throughout the lockdown period JKHS has remained open for the children of key workers. On Thursday, Cohen May and Alex Stinchcombe worked with Johann Nieuwoudt in the design and production of perspex visors to be distributed to local NHS surgeries and pharmacies. Using the laser cutter and new design software at JKHS, the technology department have already made several hundred visors. The boys are pictured here with Mr Nieuwoudt and Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths. Easter eggs were kindly donated by Ross Morrisons for all students and teachers currently attending school.

In addition, the school science department has provided over a hundred pairs of goggles to help protect front-line staff at Ross hospital as well as local surgeries in Ross, the Forest of Dean and Monmouthshire. Hand sanitizer and protective gloves were also distributed to protect NHS staff. Staff from JKHS will also visit a care home today to respond to a request for personal protection equipment.

Mr Griffiths said ā€œThe schoolā€™s role has changed ā€“ we are now the backup to the front-line. We are happy to do what we can with childcare for key workers or using our resources and equipment to provide protection equipment. We all have to do our bit in the fight against this virus.ā€