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Antrim Primary School Help the Local and Global Community

Thanks to the children’s generous donations of wool collected throughout the year by our P1-P4 children, this collection of scarves, beanies and mittens are on their way to South Africa. 

Open Schools Worldwide is a programme which trains local volunteers as teachers who then deliver lessons in community centres, under trees and in homes – wherever children are. There are currently projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Kenya. 

It is almost winter in South Africa and temperatures at night can fall to below freezing. The children will need these warm items in the weeks and months ahead. 

Altogether, 35 scarves, 72 beanies and 4 pairs of mittens were knit by local women with the donated wool. Many of these ladies are elderly and live alone and were so glad of a project to keep them busy during lockdown. 

We know the results of their hard work will be enjoyed and greatly appreciated by the South African children. 

Thank you to our families for their kind donations and to the ladies who gave their time to knit the items. 

‘In the rhythm of the needles there is music for the soul.’