ESMS Family Join NHS PPE Production Efforts

Posted on 16th Apr 2020 in ESMS, Community

Three pupils with 3D printer

Whilst learning from home, the Miller family have been busy using their 3D printer to create vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for distribution to those working on the frontline across Edinburgh and the Lothians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert (S3), Anna (S1), Thomas (a pupil at Cargilfield) and their parents are among the latest volunteers to join the South Queensferry 3D Printing Collective’s PPE production line efforts, an organisation that has been generating donations and amassing volunteers to support the production and distribution of robust face shields for key workers over the last few weeks. 

Robert used his coding skills to assemble and set up his own 3D printer at home and in just 6 days, the Miller family have produced almost 100 masks. Robert and his siblings plan to continue their efforts throughout the time they are learning from home. 

Matthew Beaton, a member of the ESMS ICT Department who has also been supporting the South Queensferry 3D Printing Collective using The Mary Erskine School 3D printer from home, was pleased to share that an incredible 1,900 face shields have been delivered by the Collective so far. Another 550 masks are ready to be sent to local community key workers who still require essential PPE, of which there is a nationwide shortage.

Thank you to both the Miller family and Matthew for their inspiring ongoing efforts to help support their community.

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