Knit-Stitch Pilot Project ©

Knit-Stitch Pilot Project ©

Wool in School ™ are delighted to announce the launch of our intergenerational pilot project, Knit-Stitch. Knit-Stitch aims at promoting intergenerational learning by creating new possibilities and connections 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.

Wool in School™ aims to bring a learning opportunity which will enrich all involved
encouraging understanding and respect between generations.

Wool in School™  Knit- Stitch© brings a learning opportunity which will enrich all involved encouraging understanding and respect between generations.

Knit- Stitch© also complements  a number of the seven curriculum areas in Primary Education.

Due to covid 19 the level of contact will be based on communication through facetime calls and, phone calls and text images or zoom based on the option in which a school opts for i.e.. fully class participation with a nursing home or activity group on or with an older family member. This will be discussed with the school and evaluated by Wool in 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. 
  • Life long 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 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