Coronavirus: Learn how to make your own face mask this half term

Coronavirus: Learn how to make your own face mask this half term

Published by Harry Long at 7:24am 23rd May 2020.

Two classes will be held over the half term break at Rossett School - to show people how to make their own face mask.  

  • Two classes will be held at Rossett School to show people how to make face masks.  
  • The masks can be made with or without a sewing machine and can be re-used and washed.   
  • The classes are on Tuesday 26th May at 10am-12pm and 7-9pm.  

The classes will demonstrate how to make one either with or without a sewing machine.

Although the masks won't be surgical quality, they can be re-used and washed.   

The classes are on Tuesday 26th May at 10am-12pm and 7-9pm.  

Meanwhile, an adult learning centre based at the school is to extend its range of virtual courses into June and July - following the success of a trial move online.

Rossett Adult Learning was forced to adapt its Summer Programme when coronavirus restrictions were imposed, offering sessions virtually rather than in the usual classroom-based way.

Two classes will be held over the half term break at Rossett School - to show people how to make their own face mask,

Starting on 20th April, 71 of the planned Summer Programme courses were held online for an initial trial period of five weeks. Sessions covered a range of subjects in art, culture, history, crafts, gardening, music, exercise and languages.

The courses, which are due to finish this week, have been accessed by 431 students and proved so successful that they are now being extended for a further five weeks after the May half term.

In addition, 18 new courses are being added to the programme, including archaeology, short story writing, mindfulness, relaxation and drawing. 

Rossett Adult Learning manager Melissa Horberry said:

"We're delighted the virtual classes have been so popular that we can confidently continue them after half term, with additional courses being offered as well.

"Feedback from students about the initial trial sessions has been very positive, with many saying how much they have appreciated the courses, been surprised at their ability to manage technology, and enjoyed the opportunity to carry on learning."

"We have such a fantastic sense of community and wellbeing here and I think our online classes have helped keep that alive. Students have told us how much they've enjoyed staying connected with their classmates online and motivating each other to continue their learning experience."

The virtual Summer Programme courses will be available during June and July for five days a week at various times, including daytime and evening classes.

To enrol for a course or for further information, click here or email adultlearning@rossettschool.co.uk