Harpenden students knit sensory bands for Alzheimer’s patients

The knitting students at St George's School.

The knitting students at St George's School. - Credit: Archant

Harpenden students have picked up their knitting needles and created woolly sensory bands for Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Girls boarding at St George’s School learned how to knit in order to make calming bands for patients at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The bands have bobbles and attachments that can be played with, twisted and touched.

Pupil Mimi Marinho said it was heart-warming: “The look on their faces when they received our donations made all the time we put into making these sensory bands worthwhile.

“It was an amazing experience to have been able to do something like this and we realised how doing something so small could make a significant difference in the lives of others.”

You may also want to watch:

Headmistress Helen Barton added: “It is all too easy for these skills to be forgotten, especially in a world where we buy everything ready-made.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter