High Wycombe Twins, proud to make PPE for Key workers
Not wanting to miss out on doing their bit to support health and care staff five year old twins, Austin and Jenson, are getting involved with the help of mum and dad. The twins, who attend The Mary Towerton School, a small rural village school, just outside High Wycombe, have been putting together visors for the NHS and other frontline workers.
Parents Vicky and Graham are Design and Technology teachers and heard about other D&T teachers around the country making PPE equipment at home. They contacted their respective schools and collected tools and materials to make the visors at home. So far they have manufactured and donated just over 1000 visors, thanks to kind donations of materials and even funds from people within the community.
When the boys from the Willow reception class, were asked why they wanted to help, Austin said: “We like clipping things together” with Jenson adding: “We are a bit bored because we can’t go swimming like we usually do!”
Vicky said: “I think it’s good for Austin and Jenson to understand what is going on in the world and that it is important to help people if you can.”
Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health says: “I am not sure that my school break times were ever as productive as Austin and Jenson’s! Saying that, its stories like these that give us all a sense of pride in what’s happening in Buckinghamshire to combat this pandemic; this really is in the spirit of our #ProudofBucks campaign.”
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