• Rainford High students get creative for the NHS

Rainford High students get creative for the NHS

Students of key workers who are continuing to go into school have been finding ways to support the NHS and Rainford High has been a hub of creativity as students have made colourful scrubs bags for NHS workers.

Using materials from different departments from around the school, staff set up a makeshift sewing room in the library.

The simple, yet effective, drawstring bags were complete with appliqué designs using felt, buttons and ribbons.

Charlotte Holmes, design and technology teacher at Rainford High, said: “We have around 20 students in school currently and most of them have a family member who is working for the NHS.

“We looked at ways in which we can help as a school and this idea was widely suggested. One of our teachers has a family member working on the wards at the Royal and so the bags will be passed on to her and distributed.”

As part of the home learning tasks set, Rainford High is encouraging students to make bags at home and where this isn’t feasible, they can create a design idea instead, some of which will be made by staff and students in school.

Geography teacher, Mary Robinson, has also been busy making bands so that wearing face masks are more comfortable for NHS workers. Sarah Pullen and Chris Eaton from the design and technology department have also been making visors for two care homes in Rainford village.

However, not all the creativity has been in school. One student, Charlie, has been hard at work from home. She made a range of beautiful and delicious NHS themed cupcakes which have been delivered to staff at Warrington Hospital.

Ian Young, principal of Rainford High, said: “I’m so proud of the Rainford High community. Whilst this is a testing time for us all, it is wonderful to see students and staff, both in and out of school, come together and support those on the frontline.”

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