Knit-stitch for Schools

Stitching friendships together in the Commuknitty.

Knit-Stitch Project ©
Knitting together

Wool in School ™ are delighted to announce the launch of our Intergenerational knitting  project, Knit-Stitch© with Schools , people in the community and Nursing Homes in Ireland.

Knit-Stitch© promotes Intergenerational learning by creating new possibilities and connections , sharing moments and making memories with children and older adults through our tradition of knitting. We believe this is more important now due to the impact of Covid 19 on communities.

We aims to bring a learning opportunity which will enrich all involved
encouraging understanding and respect between generations.

You have the option of doing this knitting project through facetime calls , phone calls and text images , Zoom or face to face depending on the restrictions at the time. 

If you would like to do this knitting  project with your school linking in with elderly in the community, Grandparents Day or local Nursing Homes please use the contact form below we have a number of cost options suitable for your school.

Benefits for older people
  • wellbeing/mental health
  • community connection  
  • reducing isolation 
  • knowledge sharing
  • sharing transfer of skills 
  • social benefits
  •  building positive relationships
  • equal participation
Benefits for children
  • Wellbeing/mental health. 
  • Support social skills.
  • Focus and attention. 
  • Persistence Critical thinking. 
  • Problem solving supporting motor skills. 
  • Building positive relationships share experience.
  • Mutual respect. 
  • Lifelong learning breaking down barriers.
  • Citizenship.
  • Myself and others SPHE
  • Project completion. 
  • Presentations. 
  • Teamwork. 
Benefits for the school community
  • Complementing the Primary Curriculum - SPHE, Art Education
  • Linking in with the community/ nursing homes or community elderly , Myself and the wider world.
  • Promoting awareness of school projects and community cohesion. 
  • Encouraging shared learning.
  • Support children with additional needs.
  • Education for Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 
  • Consumer and environmental issues.
  • Heritage,  Fabric and Fibre Strand of the Art curriculum

Tailored school packages available

We can more or less wool in the kits just as for different options

Knit- Stitch Double Kit 

Adult Kit

Child's Kit

Workbook


''The programme ties in beautifully with Arts Education (fabric and fibre), SPHE (Myself and the Wider World & Developing Citizenship), literacy (procedural writing), geography (People Living and Working in the Local Area) and history (Local Studies). The possibilities in terms of linkage and integration with the curriculum are endless.
The idea of joining their swatches together with the nursing home residents’ swatches to create bunting appealed to everyone hugely.''

"I couldn’t recommend this programme highly enough to primary school teachers. It has been a roaring success!

Niamh Ronan

Teacher

5th and 6th Class

St. Andrew’s N.S. Curragha Co Meath


contact us for more information