Knitted Organs Serve Teaching Youngsters About The Human Body

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Volunteer Knitters Offered Their Know How And Their Time To Bring The Educational Project To Life

Teaching young kids about the human body usually involves the use of illustrations and other representations of the internal organs. A more out of the box approach is now being used by the University of Central Lancashire.

Instead of molded plastic organs, they use knitted objects that look as close to their common counterparts as possible.

The project did not lack volunteers right from the get go. Local knitters who are already involved in various charity projects came to the rescue. While they are more used to making blankets for premature babies, they were immediately up for the challenge.

It is an opportunity for the volunteers to discover something new, as well.

“I’m just knitting whatever I’m asked to do, I don’t know what most of the organs do so it’s nice that we can find out a bit about what each part does,” says Olive Appleby, one of the volunteers involved in the project.

For them, it is just another way to help the community. Nonetheless, this is the perfect occasion for learning some new knitting patterns, as well.

“It’s the novelty of knitting body parts that makes this different,” says Enid Bosworth, another volunteer, regarding the motivation for taking part in the educational project.

For young kids, learning about healthy living and human body parts should be fun. This was the idea behind the project initiated by the University of Central Lancashire.

The fact that volunteer knitters are involved also proves that there is another benefit to undertaking such projects.

The community has the chance to do something together, and this is one big plus that may not have even been envisioned when the project started.

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