Quaker schools help in coronavirus crisis

Leighton Park School and Bootham School have launched initiatives to help in the effort against Covid-19

A nurse wearing one of the visors made by Leighton Park School | Photo: Courtesy of Leighton Park School.

Quaker schools have been playing their part in the struggle against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Leighton Park School in Reading has led an initiative to create face shields to protect NHS frontline staff, which is now being supported by nine schools in Berkshire. The project, which was launched on 2 April by the school’s head of design and technology (DT), Mark Smith, has so far sent out nearly 1,500 face shields, out of a target of 10,000. The school has raised almost £10,000 on the GoFundMe page.

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