Teachers from Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy and students from The Leigh UTC create face marks for Key Workers

A collage of all the key workers wearing face masks created by teachers and students at SCWA and The Leigh UTC

The Leigh UTC are extremely proud of the inspirational work two students have been doing during COVID19.

Max and Harley have recently both been involved in putting their Engineering skills to work helping to 3D print Face Shields for Frontline workers.

Both students have been working collaboratively with volunteers from across the area as part of the Kent 3D Printers Guild in the North Kent Face Shields project.

The shields were designed in Europe with groups around the world getting involved. Max and Harley have both been involved in running their family printers during the project.

The group behind the Kent-based project have received donations from councils and individuals alike. Some of this funding has been used to bolster the number of printers available. Max has been involved in building one of the printers now being used.

Meanwhile, the Design & Technology team at Stationers’ Crown Woods have also been producing face shields for the NHS. After a few issues, all manufacturing problems were quickly ironed out and a ‘Covid19-friendly’ production line with the required 2 metre distance was established. They will continue this next week with an extra pair of hands to make another 150 to donate to local care homes.

Plumstead Manor School in Greenwich and Eltham College have both been in touch to donate materials – a true reflection of community collaboration in such difficult times.

We are very proud of the teachers and students involved in both projects which are making a real difference to frontline workers in our hospitals and care homes.