As part of our Intergeneration knitting kits schools will have the option to link with local Nursing Homes or Grandparents. This is a beautiful way of bringing young and older together through our heritage of knitting .
We aim to bring a learning
opportunity which will enrich all involved
encouraging understanding and respect between
generations. Knit-Stitch includes two knitting kits one for a child one for an older person using Irish Yarn. children will create a colourful knitted bunting to tie together with an older person.
You have the option of doing this knitting project through facetime calls, text images , Zoom or face to face.
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
sharing transfer of skills
building positive relationships
Benefits for children
Support social skills.
Focus and attention.
supporting motor skills.
Building positive relationships
breaking down barriers.
Myself and othersSPHE
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