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Bradfields Academy Making Face Visors

Bradfields Academy Design Technology department have been supporting Kent Search and Rescue by making face visors for use for when they continue to look for vulnerable people who go missing, throughout Kent. This is a charity that is close to DT teacher Mr Walker’s heart as he has been a member of the team for 6 years. These visors will enable the KSAR search volunteers to keep the vulnerable missing people they search for, the public and themselves safe. The visors produced were chosen because they can be packed flat and easily transported around in rucksacks whilst volunteers are searching Kent.

These visors have been created using the Academy’s 3D printer, along with Mr Walker’s 3D printer, in a makeshift workshop in his kitchen! By the end of this week, Mr Walker will have made 50 sets and they will be distributed across Kent ready for use.

This crisis has brought the importance of Design Technology as a subject, and the importance of manufacturing and creativity into sharp focus, as many Design Technology departments across the country have set about making use of this accessible and up to date equipment to manufacture medical support equipment and PPE for crucial workers during the current time of need.

Face Visor being made, showing the 3D printed holder. Collecting of visor packs. An image of a completed visor.

Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) is a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting the emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable missing persons. KSAR members are available 24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week and 365 Days a Year. KSAR provides a service for the local community by responding to Kent Police, the Local Authority and other emergency services.​