SCHOOLS across the county have been helping the fight against coronavirus by either donating or making protective equipment.

The Chase School in Malvern announced it was donating a trolley full of equipment to the NHS.

A photo shared on the school's social media showed 215 goggles, 70 safety glasses, one face shield and four boxes of gloves on the trolley.

On Twitter, a spokesman said: "In amongst the fun of the last day of term fancy dress, we're pleased to report our science department has answered the call to provide safety equipment for @WorcsAcuteNHS and it is being collected today."

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Elsewhere, teachers from Christopher Whitehead in Worcester have been making protective equipment.

DT teachers Emily Hubbard, Suzie Hunt and Emma Beasley made 145 visors which will be used by frontline staff in hospitals.

The school has also been working with John Masefield in Ledbury and Droitwich Spa High School, who are also making masks.

Di Howland, the school's fundraising and events manager, said: "We noticed on social media that other schools were making the visors, so when we realised that we had the skills, equipment and material we wanted to do our bit.

"Members of the public have been so generous and kind, helping to find materials and making donations to our go fund me page. We met our target within an hour and then quickly doubled it. We are blown away by the support.

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"We are continuing to accept donations and will keep making for as long as we have material.

"We are aiming to send some to Acorns Hospice, to John Masefield High School for them to distribute in their local community and of course we want to send as many as possible to Worcestershire Royal."

This week, the Royal College of Nursing warned a lack of protective equipment for nurses is "fundamentally compromising" the care they can give.

In a letter to the parliamentary health committee chairman and former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, Dame Donna Kinnair, general secretary of the union, said: "Our safety and ability to care for patients is being fundamentally compromised by the lack of adequate and correct supplies of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and the slow and small-scale roll out of Covid-19 testing."