Bromsgrove Headmaster and boarders produce face shields to help NHS

Peter Clague, Headmaster of Bromsgrove School, along with a small number of remaining boarders and staff who are living in one household within the School campus, are producing face shields for frontline NHS staff tackling the Coronavirus.

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10th April 2020 — Peter Clague, Headmaster of Bromsgrove School, along with a small number of remaining boarders and residential staff who are living in one household within the School campus, are producing face shields to an approved design in the School’s DT department for frontline NHS staff tackling the Coronavirus.

Former pupil Cllr Aled Luckman collected the first batch of shields for distribution and they are now in use on Ward 6 of the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch where Aled’s sister and former Head Girl is a junior doctor in Cardiology. More of Bromsgrove’s face shields are now being used to help protect staff at Russells Hall ICU, Dudley. In addition, 290 pairs of goggles from various departments across the School have been delivered to County Hall for distribution wherever they are needed.

The School is continuing to produce the shields, which upon completion will be sent to protect staff at: Worcester Acute Care, ICU Worcester/Redditch, Stourport Pharmacy, the XRay Dept at Worcester, UHB Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Haemophilia Unit, Wyre Forest GP, Emergency Dept at QE Hospital, Jigsaw Medical – Paramedics, Children’s & Neonatal Unit, Worcester Royal Hospital, BHH ITU, NHS Staff Covid swabbing, Emergency Department at Newcross Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Winyates Health Centre, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Burcot Nursing Home, Wyre Forest GPs, Dudley GPs, local care home agencies, NHS GPs and nursing staff, local district nurses and workers in local community care.

Thank you to Head of DT, Mr Matthews, for designing and making all of the parts ready for assembly.

Headmaster, Mr Clague said “We are proud to support the NHS, Key Workers and everyone working on the frontline through this pandemic”.

About Bromsgrove School

Pupils come to Bromsgrove not just because A-level and International Baccalaureate are taught superbly, but because sport is phenomenal and the arts fizz. It’s a passionate place with a dash of pizzazz to boot. The School’s results are excellent with an average IB score of 37.5 points in 2019 and 77% A* to B grades at A level in 2019. Results are excellent across the board with maths, the sciences and economics being very popular choices. The school boasts an extremely varied extra-curricular programme and pupils are encouraged to participate in activities ranging from creative arts, performing arts, additional sports and academic extension activities.

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