STAHS offers support to the NHS and school community

Posted on 29 April 2020

There will be no-one within the STAHS community unaffected by coronavirus. Many consequences cannot be controlled – but the School is working to help wherever possible.

Although the school site is now closed, STAHS has been busy sourcing resources to help the NHS. To date, STAHS has donated 300 pairs of goggles, 500 plastic aprons, 50 sets of disposable coveralls and 4,000 pairs of nitrile gloves to go to the NHS Harrow CCG for distribution to medics and care workers throughout Harrow and Brent. STAHS had already donated a supply of goggles to Harpenden doctors, which were gratefully received.

The School’s outstanding Design and Technology teachers have also been using school resources to produce multi-use, sterilisable visors for medics treating Covid-19 patients – so far they have produced over 900 visors using an innovative new process, and are hoping to make a further 200 in the coming weeks.

Additionally, many students and staff are volunteering in various roles to assist the NHS, on top of their study and work commitments to STAHS.

The NHS has not been the only beneficiary, with over 100kg of food from the school kitchens donated to Open Door – a local homeless charity.

Head Amber Waite said: “None of us knows exactly what the  coming  weeks  and  months  will  bring,  but  we  are  all  doing  our  best  to  adapt  to  a changing landscape. I am so proud of our community, and I know our collective efforts will ease the burden placed on those who continue to work hard so that we are all able to stay safe and well.”

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