Calling all knitters: we need germs!

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KING’S Park Primary has issued an appeal to keen knitters as the southside school takes part in a Glasgow-wide world record attempt.

The record — set for March 17 — is for the most hands washed in a single session, and schools are accepting knitted microbes, to be used for lessons on hygiene.

Depute head teacher Geraldine Smith appealed to Extra readers: “We need some ‘bugs’ like the common cold, salmonella and even cholera. Can you help or do you know any knitters, or even a knitting bee?”

Patterns for the woolly microbes can be collected from the school or found at Completed bugs can be sent to King’s Park, or dropped off at the Glasgow Science Centre or Glasgow Caledonian University.

The event is organised by Glasgow City of Science, GCU, NHS and the Science Centre, with 36,000 pupils involved.