Parent News

Summer Term 2020
Friday 1st May 2020

PROUD - UnityFace Visors Help Protect Care Workers

The CCHS Design Technology team are doing their bit to support key workers during the coronavirus crisis by producing and donating protective equipment. Over recent weeks, our Design Technology Technician has been producing laser cut face visors for nurses and carers across the district, utilising the equipment we have in school. Along with the help of a number of staff, the Design Technology team produced over 130 visors last week and distributed these to The Oaks Hospital and St Helena Hospice. The team also made contact with various care homes and Clacton hospital, receiving ‘orders’ for hundreds more of our reusable visors.
Face Visors Help Protect Care Workers A big thank you to Clacton Rotary Jubilee, who are supplying all of the material for manufacturing the visors, along with further fundraising by CCHS staff and their families. Production continues, with further deliveries to Clacton Hospital, local Health Care visitors and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, where the niece of our Design Technology Technician, is a doctor on a Covid positive ward. Overall, our team have currently produced over 400 visors and will add to that total next week.
Laura Shukla, St Helena Hospice’s head of clinical operations, sent us her thanks: “We are extremely grateful to Clacton County High School for making and donating these masks to St Helena Hospice. The benefit of these particular visors is that we are able to clean and reuse them, which is especially helpful right now, as we are getting through around 500 (type 2R) facemasks a day. It is vital that our staff wear PPE to protect themselves and our patients. We are continuing to provide our expert care and support to patients at the hospice and in their own homes, and it is vital that our staff wear PPE during contact with patients to protect not only the patient, but themselves too. Thank you so much.”
Face Visors Help Protect Care WorkersWe have also received messages of thanks from other care providers, including Edensor Care Centre, a charitable organisation who deliver care services to most vulnerable of residents in our community, who were extremely grateful for the donation and the effort that has gone in to provide them.
The Oaks Hospital in Colchester sent us this message – “Thank you, thank you to those that are working behind the scenes, being creative and helping to keep our workplace safe. The visors are very comfortable to wear, even for long periods and really easy to clean. We are overwhelmed with everyone's kindness and generosity; we really cannot thank you all enough for reaching out!” Well done team CCHS!

Lessons for Life – Home Study

Along with the main curriculum subjects, we have created a number of special Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) Home Study lessons have been prepared for students to work through and may be of interest to parents too, perhaps encouraging family conversations and sharing thoughts and ideas. New lessons covering a variety of topics will be available each week – this week we focus on positive Mental Health – currently, an important topic for us to focus on and one that we must talk to one another about during this unprecedented lockdown.
Please visit our new PSHEE Home Study webpage to access each lesson and accompanying material.