Year 7 students from St Mary MacKillop College have been finding their way around the world of knitting this term as they attempt to address a shortage of warm blankets this winter for St Vincent de Paul.
With brightly coloured yarn and needles poised, plus plenty of assistance from a group of passionate knitters in our College and Parish community, students took on the challenge of learning how to knit blanket squares to help those in need. The project has created an opportunity not just for students to develop a new skill, but to learn from and interact with older members of the community, and for a worthwhile cause.
Head of Ministry, Ms Bernice Roche, was impressed with the fun and community spirit generated from this knitting project. “It’s been fantastic to see the patience and determination of both the students and their tutors.”
All the squares will be joined together to make colourful, warm blankets to be donated to St Vincent de Paul. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers and student knitters.