PPE Manufactured at AA

Whilst the Academy remains open only to a handful of students, the Design and Technology Department have gone out of their way to help frontline workers in need by producing PPE.

A huge thank you to Mr Mike Kent, who has used his expertise and skill to produce polypropylene visors, designed to maximise protection from infection. During the last weeks Mr Kent has regularly travelled into the Academy from home and has produced over 150 visors using the department’s technical equipment. He has been supported by  our D & T Technician Mr Simon Ward.

We have now begun to distribute the superb visors to groups in our local community who are putting their lives at risk as they carry out their jobs caring for the  vulnerable. At the end of April 2020, the visors were gratefully received by the Wymondham’s district nursing team, Fairlands House Care Home in Attleborough and Wymondham Community Help Point. 

For all these workers that give so much to help others– at Fairlands House, four members of staff including the manageress have left their homes and families to live full time at the Care Home to protect the elderly residents –  the Academy is pleased to play a part in helping to support their wonderful work, by creating this additional protection.

If any organisation or individual has polypropylene of approx. 1mm thickness that they are can donate to Mr Kent so that he is able to  create more visors – please email office@aan.norfolk.sch.uk F.A.O Mrs McConnell

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Attleborough Academy is currently closed and only open for some Year 10 and some Year 12 students. If your child is expected to be in school, we will have contacted you directly. Please read our position on wider opening for more details. We are also maintaining the supervision of children of Key Workers. All other students will continue to have work set using ClassCharts and study from home. Any parent or carer who is a Key Worker and due to possible shift changes may require childcare provision can visit our Contact Us page for support. Please email queries to office@aan.norfolk.sch.uk.