Harpenden students knit sensory bands for Alzheimer’s patients
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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.”
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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.”
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