Congratulations to all who have contributed to the Knit for Charity program for Term 3. We have just received our 101st completed square! This is an outstanding achievement in our first year of running this program for such a worthy cause! Well done to all!
While this milestone is obviously a time for celebration, the Year 9 Textiles class is feeling quite sad as their knitting studies come to an end and we see the conclusion of our classroom assistance from Cathy and Edna. Many thanks go out to these ladies for consistently going above and beyond for our students, not only in class time, but also through their constant encouragement and patience with the students as they learn to knit and by taking home some of the knitted squares to repair ‘holey’ work or even to restart wonky squares.
In Cathy’s good-bye speech to the class, she mentioned that doing things for charity is such a personally rewarding practice and it is especially meaningful for our young students who are bettering the lives of other children who are orphaned and do not have access to the resources and opportunities we do. I wholly agree with her, and I have witnessed the transformation of this class through knitting in developing patience and persistence, and also selflessness through the act of giving away a piece of work that they had worked hard on over a long period of time.
Goodbyes aside, Knit for Charity will continue to meet in the Textiles room on Thursdays at lunchtime until Week 5 of Term 3. All completed squares are due by the 8th November next term.
Miss Gates and the WSC Knitters