Poryi, student leader of The Makers CAS club, who helped to produce over a hundred face shields from home during the holidays says that the face shield design is particularly effective because it uses simple materials that are easy to source. They are easy to produce quickly in an emergency situation, especially when many other PPE supplies have been in shortfall during the pandemic.
Jinseng, in Grade 10, was also able to contribute, by offering to use his own 3D printer from home to create additional parts to help meet demand.
In total we have now produced over 100 face shields for all teachers, TAs, security guards, nurses and other school staff. Our student-led Maker club are now working on additional designs for other PPE-related products that could be useful for our school. The project really highlights the ingenuity and proactive nature of our school Maker community.