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Coronavirus: STEM Students Join Forces With Companies To Make Hospital Equipment

Students at a Trust in Warrington have combined with local companies to make desperately needed masks and shields for the NHS. Chris Hillidge, Director of STEM at The Challenge Academy Trust, talks about how rising to the Coronavirus challenge could change the way D&T is viewed by politicians.

Make – Almost – Anything is our slogan at Fab Lab in Warrington. I manage the STEM strategy for 8000 students aged 4 -19. A major part of my job is to work with local industry and SMEs so together we can develop unique opportunities for students in the science and technology sectors. Right now, we are making masks and shields for the NHS and this could be a game changer for the status of D&T in schools.

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