Covid-19 - Supporting The Community
Support for Keyworker Children
From day one of lockdown, our door were open and classrooms filled with the children of keyworkers. Children from the College sat alongside those from the local community, taking part in lessons, activities and enjoying free meals.
Boarding Houses for NHS workers
In the first few weeks of lockdown, the local NHS Trust of Epsom & St Helier found itself on the frontline, with hospitals inundated with cases. Epsom stepped up, and offered 117 beds in our Boarding Houses free of charge to NHS staff, for as long as was required.
Providing PPE Around the World
The College procured materials and utilised its 3D printers to produce over 3,000 full-face visors to hospitals, care homes, charities and frontline staff throughout Surrey and London.
A Fifth Form living in Bangladesh during lockdown produced 250 visors for local hospitals and the police, with the guidance and support of Epsom staff.
Fundraising for the Frontline
Nine Lower Sixth students ran the length of the UK from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 31 days. They raised £3,353 for the NHS.
In a separate initiative, pupils, parents and staff raised just under £12,000 to help fund the Covid Recovery Centre at Headley Court, to aid the rehabilitation of patients severely affected by the coronavirus.
Supporting State Schools
Epsom College shared our resources and our experiences of remote learning with our colleagues in the Bourne Education Trust- a partnership of 16 schools throughout Surrey and Hampshire.
We also supported the Invicta Academy, an online ‘pop-up’ school offering catch up lessons throughout the summer to those pupils whose education may have suffered in lockdown.