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Knitting for charityOver the period of a couple of weeks, students, staff and the wider QEGS community gave up their time and talent to produce over 70 knitted squares which have been sent to the Animal Health Trust. This was in a response to an appeal for squares that could then be made into 'MRI jumpers', to keep dogs warm and comfortable while under anaesthetic or undergoing scans. Students from a range of different year groups, many of whom had never knitted before, gave up their lunchtimes to add rows to the total and thanks also go to the various staff members who came along to give extra tuition and pick up the occasional dropped stitch! The sessions provided a pleasant opportunity to chat sociably and find a moment of calm in the often hectic school day. The activity even proved popular among the wider QEGS community, and special thanks must go to Mrs Bealby's mum and Miss Macdonald's mum, whose red-hot knitting needles really helped to swell our total!
We are now looking to continue our charity knitting endeavours and hope to support projects like the Innocent Big Knit and Knit for Peace. While we have a small stash of yarn and knitting needles to keep us going, we would be very grateful for any donations of leftover yarn or knitting/crochet equipment that is no longer needed, so that our novice knitters can continue to develop their talents. If you are able to help in this way, please contact Miss Macdonald. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.