Millfield staff, students and parents sew scrubs for local nurses

Staff, students, Old Millfieldians and parents from Millfield School and the South West School of Dance in Street, Somerset have sewed over 50 sets of personal protective equipment scrubs and protective bags for local key workers battling the coronavirus outbreak on the front line.

The initiative is part of the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ national campaign on Facebook, and has provided vital PPE for NHS workers, care staff and council workers across the UK.

The scrubs are made from donated polycotton fabric from various sources including duvets, which are then washed at high temperatures and tumble-dried, before being sewn together using patterns.

Emma Mallett, a local Somerset NHS Practice Nurse who had received some of the donated scrubs, says, “We cannot thank the volunteers enough for this amazing act of kindness. To see so many people, including the Millfield community, come together for such a vital cause is overwhelming.”

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exam results

Millfield students are celebrating their achievements today following an extraordinary year with no public summer exams.

Against a backdrop of downgraded results nationally, Millfield students have seen a significant rise in those attaining the highest grades. (2019 30% of AL grades were A* or A, 2020 34%)

At Millfield, 99% of grades are as assessed by the school or one grade different compared to 97% at other schools across the UK (according to the government), meaning that Millfield has seen significantly less variation than will be the case at schools across the country.

Millfield student pursues Events Management and starts own company after illuminating Somerset landmark during global pandemic

After using his stage management experience from school to illuminate local landmark Glastonbury Tor on Thursday evenings after the national clap for carers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Millfield Upper Sixth student Sam Wardell from Glastonbury is now going on study part-time in Events Management at the Events Academy in London, as well as starting his own events company.