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TECHNICAL departments at schools across the region have been making safety equipment for the NHS. The latest of the council's Community Bulletins has more detail on how specialist visors were made at Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart. Technical education teacher Kirsteen Hogg proposed the idea of making visors to Head Teacher George Webb. A team of 20 volunteer staff members organised themselves in a mini production line, laser-cutting and assembling the visors. After going through a rigorous NHS quality assurance process, the visor design was approved, and the school has now been in production for a couple of weeks. Over 500 visors have been delivered to nearly 40 organisations from Stranraer to Castle Douglas, including health and social care workers in residential and home care. Kirsteen said: “We've been overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and the community, who donated materials. We hope to produce hundreds more visors, so we're still seeking donations. "The visors are being used by key workers such as NHS staff, carers, shop assistants, and bus drivers. Being able to fulfil this need makes us all very proud. Our volunteers include teaching and non-teaching staff, and more are coming to join us each day.” The bulletin is available online at https://supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/communitybulletin

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