Independent Schools have been undertaking a range of inventive, supportive and intensive activities to support the Covid-19 response - particularly in relation to the NHS, key workers and vulnerable groups. Below is just a sample:
Our chef Jan and her colleagues from @carbrain_HCC continue to use the SCCMI’s kitchen facilities to feed the vulnerable and those isolatingThe SCCMI key workers were also delighted to be provided with lunch today
Dollar have been working with a network of other schools (state and independent) to produce visors - over 3,000 so far. More info here: https://www.dollaracademy.org.uk/news-and-events/news/ppe-production-at-dollar-academy
Loretto is delighted to support our catering provider Thomas Franks’ Feeding Communities project – a wonderful initiative to support some of those who need it most in our local community. Thomas Franks are providing daily meals to Homestart East Lothian which is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. In addition, as of next week Thomas Franks will also be supporting, through the Loretto kitchen, Eat Well Age Well, part of the Food Chain charity, a national project tackling malnutrition in older people living at home in Scotland.
Mrs Presavage, our instrumental co-ordinator is making headbands with buttons on the sides for care workers who are finding facemasks uncomfortable on their ears. She has made and distributed over 50 of these in the first week of making them. In addition she is also making washable cloth face masks, including some for Ship paramedics.
Albyn School have used their 3D printer to produce facemasks for GPs: https://bit.ly/3f3z79Z
And have also produced face masks and face shields and for a local care home: https://bit.ly/3f1IJSL
Robert Gordon's College
Robert Gordon's College is supporting front line workers to address the challenges of COVID-19 by operating a care service for critical workers within their community.
Using Google Meet, Junior and Senior School members of the Pipe Band and Highland Dancers performed during #ClapforCarers from their own gardens.https://bit.ly/3bK2JqS
Fettes has committed to creating freshly prepared meals for Scran Academy to distribute to the most vulnerable in Edinburgh during the COVID 19 lockdown. https://bit.ly/3buUyPa
150 parking spaces at Fettes College have been created in the College & Westwoods grounds for NHS staff. https://bit.ly/3cE8zu6
George Watson's College
We are supporting our neighbours and NHS staff by offering free parking to staff working at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. https://bit.ly/2KoNNTj
To show our support for NHS staff and all of our key workers we will be lighting up blue, from now until this crisis is over. https://twitter.com/GWC_News/status/1247536254440206342
Erskine Stewart's Melville
Staff members and an ESMS family have been using 3D printers to contribute to the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for distribution by the South Queensferry 3D Printing Collective: https://bit.ly/3cD2rCi
Biology teacher Mrs Horrix organised the donation of over 300 pairs of science goggles from ESMS to the Western General, alongside toiletries from her own home: https://bit.ly/2VYoSLs
Head of Home Economics, Mrs Campbell, has been sewing medical scrubs from home: https://bit.ly/2KqZlVZ
Having successfully funded a £75,000 campaign to support production of PPE at The Innovation School at Kelvinside Academy, through our new ViseUp enterprise we are now taking orders of visors for next-day delivery for NHS and healthcare staff.
David Miller, Director of The Innovation School at Kelvinside who has spearheaded the initiative from Glasgow, said: “It has been phenomenal to watch SWG3’s GoFundMe campaign go from £0 to £75k in a matter of days. It’s a mark of the public’s huge support and affection for NHS staff during this incredibly difficult time.” https://bit.ly/3auuQch
We have been making much-needed visors and distributing them to local care homes, surgeries, community nursing, health centres and Royal Blind care, to help protect our key workers. https://bit.ly/3azeQFU
Matron, Margaret Clayton has been sewing scrubs for staff at St Margaret's Hospital in Auchterader. https://bit.ly/2S0lgHM
Not content with creating visors for keyworkers, our Head of DT, Mr Craig Wiles has designed protective Ear Guards for healthcare workers which can be made at home. The designs can be downloaded from this link. https://buff.ly/3aLa7C4
We are delighted to see our visors making a difference to key workers like the staff at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Lizanne who uses them in her cleaning business as they clean all bedding and nursing uniforms for people that have been working on COVID wards, she also donated some to a care home in Dunblane. https://bit.ly/2VwsN3i
Helping those in need - delivering food parcels to the local community & collecting donations for distribution. Thank you@Merchi6th On hand to help other community groups who may need a little logistical support. https://bit.ly/2KtMNxi
High School of Glasgow
It is with great pride that we share the fantastic work of current pupil, Angus Moulsdale (S5). Angus has been working tirelessly over the Easter break to create and provide free protective visors to frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about Angus, his incredible contribution and how you can support this vital project. https://bit.ly/2Ks1JMd
Design Technology staff produced face shields for charities (local and as far away as Cardiff) and the NHS and placed the CAD files online for anyone who wants to do the same: They’ve delivered over 500 with more requests coming in every day. https://bit.ly/3cNyoYR
We’ve also partnered up with Scran Academy to help deliver meals to the needy. We’ve donated our kitchen and minibuses and pupils and staff have volunteered: https://bit.ly/2Vx26LK
One of our 2nds has been 3D printing PPE ear savers for his local hospital: https://bit.ly/3eNKmU4
Pupils Amirah, Eleni and Rachel gave up their time to help Mrs Urquhart deliver food parcels to homes in Helensburgh, Shandon and Garelochhead.