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Thomas helps NHS effort

Thomas Walker from Year 11 in Sherrington House, has been busy helping the NHS by producing protective visors at home, and has created 85 of these much needed items as a result of his hard work.

He said: “I knew the huge shortage of PPE that this country was facing during this pandemic, and I knew that there were many models that people had designed to be 3D printed to combat this shortage. I downloaded a model from the internet and because I knew that any extra PPE would be vital to the NHS, I started making them immediately.”

Thomas set up his Creality Ender 3 Pro to start the printing process, even printing remotely and through the night. As well as the printed headbands, Thomas also used clear plastic sheets for the front visor and elastic to hold the visor in place on a person’s head, and spent a number of hours preparing everything and constructing the visors.

Thanks to Thomas’s hard work, his visors have gone to a number of organisations in Suffolk as he explained: “I gave 40 to my friend whose dad works in critical care at Ipswich Hospital, and I gave 30 to an organisation which distributes them to GPs and other care workers in Suffolk. I also gave 15 to my step-mum who runs a team of carers that go into patients’ homes to help them there.”

Well done Thomas on this excellent work – a great example of the Ipswich School value of ‘care’ in action.

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