The students and staff from The Corsham School in Wiltshire have been busy and creative, with a selection of activities ranging from help for the NHS to fundraising to a variety of artistic endeavours.

Students from KS3 have been making scrub bags and ‘ear saving’ headbands. The scrub bags are needed so that NHS workers can remove their clothing at the end of a shift and put them into the bags and then straight into the washing machine to stop contamination. The response from students has been absolutely amazing, with many never having used a sewing machine before and the items they are producing are of a fantastic quality! The first batch of items made by the students has already been sent off, with more to come.

Mrs Wakeham-Thomas, Ms Fairhurst, Ms Ammel and Ms Chapman-Richardson have also been sewing scrubs, headbands and scrub bags for NHS and care workers both in school and at home as part of the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ group. The group are producing supplies for workers where there is lack of PPE provisions and also for workers who in the past have not needed to wear scrubs for instance in doctors’ surgeries.

The school is also extremely proud of Y13 student, Honey Beazer, who has passed the selection process to volunteer as a Covid 19 Healthcare Assistant. Her role will include assisting patients with their feeding, drinking, washing and personal care. What a fantastic way to spend the unexpected time she has been given now that her A-Level exams have been shelved – well done Honey!

Congratulations too to Violet from Year 7 who took part in the 2.6 Challenge (which raises funds in place of The London Marathon), who completed her trampoline forward jump challenge.

And a huge well done to Frank (Year 8) and his mum who completed 26 different sporty activities, including a 26km walk, 26 up and down the stairs and 26 basketball shots. He raised £245 for the Anaphylaxis campaign.

Drama students from the school have also been making some great puppets, while art students have been working on their Photoshop skills (you can see Seth’s work at the top of the page).

Finally, the school is promoting the work of The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub which is available for anyone who is struggling during this difficult time. The team can signpost anyone who needs support to where additional help is available in their local area – with hundreds of community groups set up across the county providing invaluable assistance. They can also support with deliveries of food and other essentials.

People can get in touch with the hub by calling 0300 003 4576 and it’s available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday or via email at email hidden; JavaScript is required