Knit-stitch for Schools

Stitching friendships together in the Commuknitty.

“A percentage of proceeds from the Intergenerational Knit-Stitch are donated to Age Action, a nonprofit in Ireland whose vision is society in which all older people are enabled to participate and to live full, independent lives.”

Knit-Stitch ©
Knitting Together

Wool in School ™ are delighted to introduce 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 aim to bring a learning opportunity which will enrich all involved
encouraging understanding and respect between generations.
Knit - Stitch includes to knitting kits one for a child one for an older person using Irish Yarn

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.

Support Age Action

If you need to raise funding for this project please consider
Age Action  http://www.ageaction.ie/ they will provide fundraising support to schools who need to raise funds for the Knit-Stitch donating a proportion of these funds raised to Age Action as part of the project. 

Chat to us for more information and support.






school knit-stitch options informtion.pdf
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

Knit- Stitch Project kits

Adult Kit

Child's Kit

Workbook

Why we love Knit- Stitch

 
Inclusive
Intergenerational
Creative learning

 register your interest

School Registration Form .pdf