The Design and Technology Department at Kingston Grammar School (KGS) have jumped into the fight against coronavirus by making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in their workshop.

KGS said that their team of staff, parents and a student made 100 PPE visors "in the first day" of their drive to support the NHS and donated them immediately to Kingston Hospital.

The visors are used by frontline health workers at NHS hospitals to help protect them from the highly infectious Covid-19 virus while treating patients.

"We are all in this together and I wanted to contribute something meaningful to the front line workers," Head of Design and Technology at KGS, Derek Farr, who spearheaded the plan, said.

"I’m delighted that as a community we have been able to support those who need PPE equipment right now and make this happen so quickly, and there will be more to follow!” He added.

There have been widely reported shortages of PPE for frontline NHS workers since the outbreak of cornavirus in the UK.

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KGS Head Master, Stephen Lehec, praised the D and T department for their efforts: "I couldn’t be a prouder person right at this moment," he said.

"We have had some wonderful initiatives to support our community, especially recently, but this potentially tops the lot.

"Having already donated all of our PPE to local hospitals, to then go into manufacturing more is a genuinely wonderful and a much needed contribution.

"The fact that so many of our parents, children of staff, alumni and governors are working on the frontline in the NHS makes this extra special and meaningful for us as a School. We shall keep doing whatever we can to support."

Kingston Hospital were contacted for comment.