By Jill Dando News
BBC TV and radio Bristol have covered our story of The Priory Learning Trust teaching assistant who is helping Bristol nurses during Covid-19.
Joy Grimsby, the higher level teaching assistant of Castle Batch Primary School Academy is helping nurses at Nightingale Hospital in Bristol.
Her expertise Makaton sign language poster is next to every patients’ bed.
Her story is being covered today on BBC Points West and BBC Radio Bristol.
Nursing staff found they cannot communicate when wearing PPE so needed a way to communicate to each other through sign language – so they turned to Joy.
Lisa Dadds of The Priory Learning Trust which oversees Castle Batch said: “Our schools are excited to be helping out with the NHS as this challenging time. We are delighted that Joy has been able to offer her amazing skills for such a brilliant cause.”
Dozens of students and staff at TPLT have also now made 3500 face masks and are on their way to making 100 PPE scrubs and sets for the NHS and care homes.
Their 50-strong face masks and scrubs teams have also been distributing the items to health workers across the region.
The schools involved include Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), Worle Community School Academy and The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA).