The Leigh UTC are extremely proud of the inspirational work two students have been doing during COVID19.
Max and Harley have recently both been involved in putting their Engineering skills to work helping to 3D print Face Shields for Frontline workers.
Both of them have been involved with makers from across the area as part of Kent 3D Printers Guild in the North Kent Face Shields project.
The Face Shields were designed in Europe with groups around the world getting involved. Max and Harley have both been involved in running their family printers during the project.
The group behind the Kent-based project have received donations from councils and individuals alike. Some of this funding has been used to bolster the number of printers available. Max has been involved in building one of the printers now being used.
When asked why they wanted to get involved:
Max said – “I wanted to do my part to help those who are helping us all during this pandemic!”
Harley – “I got involved to give protection to those people who needed shields to keep themselves safe, whilst doing their jobs helping others.”
Both of them, along with other volunteers have made nearly 4000 units and raised over £8000 so far’
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