Academy staff make visors and donate them to local care homes

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Fri 23rd April 2021

This is really lovely – staff at the David Nieper Academy have made visors and donated them to staff working in care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Emily Thorpe, James Turner and Alastair Benton made the visors, which have five parts, including an adjustable band for comfort, using existing supplies at the school.

Emily said: “Lots of schools and organisations have shared their CAD files to get things moving as quickly as possible and Alastair spent a day last week tweaking it and working on a prototype. He got the file from Kitronik – we order some electronic projects from them.”

The team has been making the visors in batches of around 40, before donating them to care homes across the region. They have also donated goggles from the school’s D&T and science departments.

So far, the visors have been donated to the following care homes:

  • The Meadows Care Home – Alfreton
  • Longmoor Lodge Care Home – Long Eaton
  • Woodhall Park Nursing Home – Risley
  • Sandiacre Court Care Centre – Sandiacre
  • Wrenhall Nursing Home – Selston

Emily and James will be back in school today to make another batch of visors, which will then be donated to local care homes.