Academy Trust make Scrubs to help the NHS fight Covid-19

The schools of The Priory Learning Trust have already made thousands of masks for health workers across the region with the help of donating local businesses.

Now, thanks to the generosity of local Somerset residents, they are making Scrubs for PPE as a further help in the fight against coronavirus.

A local family donated fabric to teachers Caroline Bullock at the King Alfred School Academy and Tina Burrows at Worle Community School Academy.

They organised a dedicated team of staff and other volunteers who got to work straight away with their their sewing machines.

They wanted to help the battle against coronavirus and were aware of the shortage of PPE so they ordered a roll of new fabric through amazon.

The donor said “We are very aware of the wonderful work that the staff do and wanted to help in any way we can.

“Having to stay indoors while so many people need help has been very difficult for us. We heard that staff were making scrubs and running low on fabric so we ordered as much as we could.”

Students aged 11 to 14 and staff have been making hundreds of face masks every day for weeks 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.

Neville Coles Executive Principal of TPLT said: “This is tremendous news. Our students and staff, together with people and businesses in the community, have responded quickly and swiftly to help the NHS in any way they can.”