THE team at Newtown High School have been busy making PPE for the NHS and health care workers and carers.

Gareth Breeze, Head of Year 8, and Donna Evans, premises manager, have made face shields for Newtown Hospital’s Therapy Ward, The Oaks Nursing Home, Plas Cae Crwn Care Home and Bethshan Care Home.

Other teachers have also been making face shields for all the school nurses who have been redeployed to work with coronavirus patients.

Mrs Buckley, Mrs Fairgreaves and Friends of Newtown High School, Jane Vaughn and Alison Connah, have also made enough scrub bags for the whole of Newtown Surgery, the District Nurses and Macmillan Nurses.

Sally Huxley, assistant headteacher at the school, said: “An amazing effort from team Newtown High School.”

Last month a plea from UK Government was made for businesses to produce more personal protection equipment (PPE) where they can, but community groups and schools have also been helping the national effort in trying to protect frontline key workers.

Laura Ashley’s Texplan factory in Newtown is also producing PPE.