The King’s College & Prep learners take up a new skill to help the needy
The Grade 5 & 6 learners from The King’s College & Preparatory School were tasked with learning a new skill which would help people in need. The Mandela Day initiative took the form of knitting squares which would then be sewn up into blankets.
At the beginning of July there was a flurry of excitement as knitting needles and wool were combined to casting on and knitting the first row with the help of an interactive knitting video. Within days the squares were starting to take shape and by the end of July we had a tabletop of multi-coloured squares knitted by children, moms and grannies alike.
The squares were sewn together by the teachers over the August holiday and were donated to Abbey Cross Lodge, Northriding an Alzheimer’s and frail care facility. We are proud of the Grade 5 & 6 learners for taking up the challenge and placing the needs of other people above their own.