Academy Trust breaks 2000 face masks barrier

An Academy Trust NHS face mask making service has broken the 2000 mark.

The Priory Learning Trust schools (TPLT) in Somerset have made over 2000 face masks to help the NHS fight the battle against Covid-19.

The students aged 11 to 14 and staff have been making hundreds every day at Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), Worle Community School Academy and The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA).

They are being given to local doctors, Weston General Hospital, Musgrove Hospital in Taunton, and the Children’s Hospice South West.

Principal of WCSA Jacqui Scott said: “We are delighted to be able to help in any way to help the NHS in their extremely difficult job. Our staff have really risen to the challenge.”

Michelle Michael of the Grand Pier and other businesses have been providing materials as the partnership expands.

PCSA Principal Angelos Markoutsas and Head of DT David Clay started the process and, with the help of students and the Grand Pier, they have been able to satisfy some of the expanding demand.

Neville Coles Executive Principal of TPLT said: “All our schools are at the heart of the community and so we are delighted to help out this initiative to help the NHS.”

Goggles have also been delivered from all the schools to help hospitals in Weston-super-Mare and Taunton.