A SPECIAL education school are calling on all knitting enthusiasts to help students unravel the mysteries of human anatomy and biology by knitting sets of organs.

Students at Underlay Gardens School in Kirkby Lonsdale will use the knitted resources during biology classes to learn about the placement and functions of organs inside their bodies.

The school, rated ‘outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted, use a holistic, person-centred approach to help students to overcome barriers to learning.

Headteacher Nicola Harper said: “These great 3D resources are really engaging for our autistic students as they are tactile and can be easily manipulated as the children explore what goes on inside their bodies.

“For example, when we learn about the digestive system and what happens to the food we eat, the children can hold the stomach in their hands, look at its shape or see how it attaches to the oesophagus and intestines.

“The models can also be attached to a tabard, so they can see the position of the organs on their body. Practical activities like this really help develop their understanding.”

Commenting on the ingenious designs, Rebecca Lawton, Head of Education at Outcomes First Group, said: “We are always looking out for innovative ways to support teaching and learning in our schools."

If you are interested in helping the children by contributing your time and skills, email Rebecca.lawton@ofgl.co.uk for more information.

Outcomes First Group are offering a £25 voucher to cover the cost of the wool.