Rydal Penrhos: WJEC thanks schools for PPE production
May 14, 2020

A Welsh examinations board has thanked Rydal Penrhos and other schools across the country for their effort to produce PPE during the coronavirus pandemic.

The WJEC released a statement outlining how impressed the organisation has been with the collective effort of state and independent schools including Rydal Penrhos to assist NHS staff and critical keyworkers in the fight against Covid-19.

A WJEC spokesperson, said: “We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the schools across the country who have generously offered time, machinery and resources by making (and donating) face masks and other personal protective equipment to help the NHS and other workers avoid infection.

“It is inspiring to see so many people pulling together, across the community, to support those caring for us. Below are just some of the schools manufacturing PPE for health workers across Wales.

“There are many more doing their part across the whole of the UK. Well done, fantastic work from everybody!”

Rydal Penrhos’ PPE project, which is headed by design technology teacher Mark Harmsworth, technician James Bonser and Sixth Form pupil Jamie Lavery, has produced more than 2,000 protective masks so far.

It has also received support from other pupils making masks from home, with Llion and Sophie Morris, Emily and Harry Nurse and Year 10 pupil Chay Bonnington also taking time in-between their remote learning to make masks.

Full list of schools:

  • Bassaleg School
  • Bedwas High School
  • Bishop of Llandaff
  • Bishopston Comprehensive
  • Brynteg school, Bridgend
  • Bryntirion Comprehensive
  • Caereinion high school, Powys
  • Caldicot School
  • Castell Alun
  • Chepstow School
  • Christ College Brecon
  • Coleg Ceredigion
  • Coleg Sir Gar
  • Croesyceiliog School
  • Cwmbran High School
  • Deeside Sixth
  • Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  • Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools
  • Holyhead High School
  • Islwyn High School
  • Lewis School, Pengam
  • Llanishen High School
  • Llanwern High
  • Lliswerry High School
  • Maesteg Comprehensive
  • Monmouth School
  • Morriston Comprehensive School, Swansea
  • Newtown High School
  • Pen Y Dre High School
  • Penglais School
  • Penyrheol Comprehensive School
  • Rougemont School
  • Rydal Penrhos School
  • St David’s Catholic Sixth Form college
  • St John Lloyd, Llanelli
  • St Martin’s, Caerphilly
  • St Michaels
  • St. David’s High school, saltne
  • St. John’s College, Cardiff
  • St. Martin’s School
  • The Maelor School Wrexham
  • Tonyrefail Community School
  • Treorchy Comprehensive
  • West Monmouth School
  • Y Pant, Pontyclun
  • Ysgol Aberconwy
  • Ysgol Bro Hyddgen
  • Ysgol Bro Idris
  • Ysgol Bro Myrddin
  • Ysgol Bryn Elian
  • Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug
  • Ysgol Bryn Tawe
  • Ysgol Clywedog
  • Ysgol David Hughes, Menai bridge
  • Ysgol Dinas Brân, Llangollen
  • Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, Llanrwst
  • Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan
  • Ysgol Friars
  • Ysgol Gartholwg
  • Ysgol Greenhill
  • Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron
  • Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
  • Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr
  • Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg
  • Ysgol John Bright
  • Ysgol Llanhari
  • Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth
  • Ysgol Morgan Llwyd
  • Ysgol Penglais
  • Ysgol Tryfan, Bangor
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern , Ynys Môn
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Llanidloes
  • Ysgol y Creuddyn
  • Ystalyfera Bro Dur