Carr Manor creates over 86,000 visors for NHS

At Carr Manor Community School we teamed up with Cutting Edge, Leeds, a company who were asked to produce 900,000 visors for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities in Leeds and beyond.

We immediately opened our Sports Hall and school Theatre as venues to host a 'socially distanced production line' to aid with the production of these visors. Members of our school staff, families of our pupils and the local community all came together to produce the vitally needed PPE. We also had many members of staff and some of the community who took delivery of materials to produce the visors at home.

The impact that our production line was having and the volume of visors we were creating was recognised by Councillor Jonathan Pryor, who visited us at Carr Manor during one of the production days.

He said “Seeing first-hand the community spirit and dedication these volunteers are showing is genuinely inspiring and a wonderful example of how the city as a whole has pulled together to support our incredible NHS staff, health workers and each other. I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of those who have given up their time to make a difference and to the school and its staff for going the extra mile to provide a safe and welcoming venue.”

We are so proud to be able to say that as a school we made over 86,000 visors, which is a testament to the extraordinary work from every single volunteer. This couldn't have happened without our fantastic staff working not only to create the visors, but also ensuring the surroundings were safe to do so, as well as the support from the local community and those creating visors at home.

Our Executive Principal, Simon Flowers, said "As is often said it is moments like these when you see the best of people.”

Unfortunately the visor production had to close on 19th May due to lack of available materials. However, the community spirit and fantastic sense of achievement that came from this time is still living strong.

We were thrilled to see the visors being used in local hospitals and we know how important this equipment was and still is, to frontline workers.

You can read more about our visor production on the following links:

Yorkshire Evening Post - Volunteers go back to school

Leeds City Council website - School assembly of vital PPE is top class

 

Carr Manor creates masks and PPE equipment for NHS

Staff and pupils at Carr Manor Community School have been working together to create scrubs, masks and laundry bags, all of which are being donated to NHS staff working on the front line.

We knew how important this equipment was to NHS workers and our staff and pupils were keen to help as much as possible. Members of our Design & Technology department used their sewing machines at home to make scrubs, face-masks and laundry bags. Some of our pupils were also really keen to get involved, so they too contributed to the production of this vital PPE equipment.

We have since made:

  • Over 60 laundry bags
  • 40 masks
  • 20 ear extenders
  • 4 sets of scrubs

This is a fantastic example of our school community working together to help others. Thank you to all our families who helped us with this pledge to support our NHS!

Immunisations – Year 8 and 9

Missed school immunisations – information for parent/carers

Please note the information below that the Leeds School Immunisation Team have asked us to share with all Year 8 and 9 families:

Public Health England’s (PHE) guidance currently states that all school age immunisations are suspended whilst the schools are closed but will be rescheduled. We are waiting for further details of what the rescheduled “catch up” will be. It is likely this will be done within schools or within community clinics but we do not know when this will happen. You do not need to do anything; the consent you have given will be carried forward. You will be contacted by a nurse if it is necessary to discuss any consent issues we have.

Missed immunisations are not available from your GP.

The outstanding immunisations affect some pupils in Year 9 (School Leaving Boosters) and the 2nd dose of HPV for all children in Year 8.

If you have any questions, please email schoolimmsteam@nhs.net as they are unable to take phone calls at this time.

To see the full letter to sent to parents/carers, please click here.