SCHOOLS in The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) have rallied together over the last few weeks to help the NHS battle Covid-19.

The trust's 50-strong team of people have been making face masks and scrubs as well as distributing the items to health workers in Weston-super-Mare, Highbridge, Burnham, Taunton and beyond with the help of the Grand Pier and other local businesses.

Neville Coles, chief executive of TPLT said: “This has been a tremendous effort to help health workers who have been desperately in need.

“We wanted to let health workers, the NHS and carers know we are supporting them in the battle against coronavirus.”

The schools involved include Priory Community School Academy (PCSA), Worle Community School Academy and The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA).

For two weeks, a 16-strong sewing team schools have made 20 sets of scrubs, 24 tops and 15 sets, and have 30 sets on order.

The items are being given to care homes, local doctors, Weston General Hospital, Musgrove Hospital in Taunton, and the Children’s Hospice South West.