Scrub Bags for Frontline Workers

Students who have been working in school have been participating in a wide range of projects. In May, students worked with Miss Billin on an afternoon project to make cotton scrub drawstring bags, made from pillow-cases, for the staff of a care home in Attleborough. 

Staff at St Edmund’s Care Home were thrilled to receive the bags, which they can now use to put their scrub uniforms in as a hygienic bundle before being washed.

For some of the students this was the first time they had used a sewing machine and an opportunity to learn a new life skill, for others is was a chance to practice their sewing talents. But for all of them it was good knowing they had helped to supply some resources to our local key workers.

If you want to find out how to make your own drawstring bag from a pillow case (multiple uses!) then watch this video

Make them yourself at home!
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Attleborough Academy is currently closed and only open for some Year 10 and some Year 12 students. If your child is expected to be in school, we will have contacted you directly. Please read our position on wider opening for more details. We are also maintaining the supervision of children of Key Workers. All other students will continue to have work set using ClassCharts and study from home. Any parent or carer who is a Key Worker and due to possible shift changes may require childcare provision can visit our Contact Us page for support. Please email queries to