Staff and parents help local Bath surgeries and care homes with PPE

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We are proud that many of our staff and parents at Royal High School Bath have been able to help the local Bath community with donations of PPE over the past month.

Our Science department worked with other Bath schools to donate gloves and goggles to Bath surgeries, and were delighted to have a lovely message posted in return by The Pulteney Practice on Twitter thanking them for their efforts.

Over the Easter holidays, our Design Technology department took to the workshop to produce 3D printed masks and laser cut visors out of the available material in stock.

Thanks to the generosity of two of our boarders’ families, who gave the school two huge consignments of gloves and masks, we were able to share these, along with the visors made by the Design Technology department with a number of local Nursing and Care Homes, as well as Surgeries in Newbridge, Bath and Harptree, every one of whom welcomed them with open arms!

Royal High School Bath’s Design Technology Department and Housekeeping team also dug deep and turned out a selection of masks, goggles, aprons and gloves from their supplies, and with the help of one of the Royal High School Estates team, they were delivered to St James’ Surgery, Heart of Bath, where Dr Kate Rees, Royal High School Bath’s School Doctor was delighted to receive them.

Kate Reynolds, Head at Royal High School Bath, said: “In this difficult time, it's important to share positive stories. If we have learned one thing through the experience of living through lockdown, it has to be the overwhelming kindness, energy and determination of so many individuals to help one another.””
Rosemary, Manager of Bridge Care Nursing Home, said: “Thank you so very much for your wonderful donation of the visors and masks for the Home. We are extremely grateful for your generosity and your ingenuity. It is comforting to know that people out in the community are thinking of us and our residents and are willing to help us in such a practical way. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all those who have been involved in your wonderful enterprise. We are very fortunate that so far we do not have any cases of the virus and are working hard to keep it that way. Your donation will help us to do that.””
Virginia Hughes, Matron from Cranhill Nursing Home, said: “The staff at Cranhill Nursing Home would like to thank you so very much for the Visors you delivered. We have peace of mind to know that when the time comes, we have the PPE necessary to keep everyone safe. So thank you so much for all your hard work it is greatly appreciated.””
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