Manikins Get New Slippers

Health & Social Care students at Strode College in Somerset have kitted out the lifelike manikins on their simulation ward with slippers made by local footwear manufacturer, Cosyfeet.


Situated close to the college in the village of Street, Cosyfeet make slippers and shoes for people with swollen feet and were delighted to help out when Health T Level Course Manager, Jodie Chorley, reached out to them.


The anatomically correct manikins, known as Pete and Felicia, ‘live’ in the college’s realistic simulation ward. They are a valuable learning tool, supporting students in gaining essential skills towards their Health & Social Care qualifications. The manikins needed slippers just as actual patients would, and Cosyfeet were delighted to supply their Richie and Holly slippers in response.


“Our students love working with our manikins Pete and Felicia,” commented Jodie Chorley. “You can just tell they’re feeling a million dollars in their new slippers and we’re grateful to our friends at Cosyfeet for their help.”


Cosyfeet specialise in comfortable footwear for people who need an extra wide fitting, and take great pride in supporting local and national causes whenever possible.


“We have huge respect for the vital contribution made by Strode College and its students to the community,” commented Cosyfeet Managing Director, Nick Brine. “We’re very happy to be able to help.”


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