Falmouth School has given its backing to a national effort to manufacture essential protective equipment for the NHS.

The school's design and technology department has been working hard to make visor shields using its Ultimake 2+ 3D printer and laser cutter.

The school said: "We are joining in a national effort to manufacture protective face shields for NHS staff. The shield will offer further protection to the eyes from the COVID-19 virus, additional to using a face mask."

Falmouth Multi-Academy Trust was quick to respond to the call for support and has donated the materials to print out 50 visors.

When completed, the visor shields will be given to help local surgeries.

The school added: "The visor is very simple to produce and uses PETg non-porous material that can be sterilised. The visor is PETg sheet material that will be cut on the laser cutter."

Anyone in the community able to support and donate to the project can direct emails to Mr Cilia at enquiries@falmouthschool.net