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Oasis Academy Lister Park donate handmade PPE equipment to local hospital

Oasis Academy Lister Park donate handmade PPE equipment to local hospital

One school in the heart of Bradford is supporting the NHS with the creation of personal protective equipment (PPE) visors and donating items such as goggles and gloves to help front line workers.

Children and staff at Oasis Academy Lister Park in North Avenue, Bradford have been working for the past few weeks to produce vital PPE needed in care settings.

Using materials found around the academy, they were supported by the design and technology department at Beckfoot Thornton, also in Bradford to produce 70 visors.

Alongside the visors, Oasis Academy Lister Park has donated over 200 pairs of goggles, several boxes of latex gloves, and masks all to places such as hospitals, care homes, mosques, and nursing homes across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Sian Dover, Principal at Oasis Academy Lister Park, commented saying; “This all started on 3rd April with a mutual friend of mine asking if we could help her sister in law who had a friend who worked for the NHS and unfortunately had no PPE.”

“We take our role within the community really seriously so when my friend got in touch and we realised we could help, we got straight to work.”

Oasis Academy Lister Park is not the only school involved in the fight against coronavirus.

Across the county, around 180 schools are producing PPE for the front line and more than 75,000 visors have been manufactured and delivered to where they are most needed.

Daniel Marsh