Contact Information

Mrs M Raikes


Ollaberry Primary School,
United Kingdom

Telephone Number:
(01595) 807270

Thinking of Others

Knitting and crocheting hats and blanket squares

We have looked at the plight of Syrian refugees living in camps in Turkey and have decided to do something to help them.  The display has photographs of children living in Turkish refugee camps for whom pupils, staff and parents are knitting blanket squares and hats, we are also a collection point for the appeal and members of the community are adding to our donations.  Pupils are keeping a count of what has been handed in.

***   UPDATE March 2013   ***

We have finished a blanket made from squares knitted and crocheted by pupils, staff, former pupils and former staff.

Pupils thoughts on the refugees:


I can understand how people's basic needs are the same around the world, discussing why some societies are more able to meet these needs than others.

SOC 2-20a

By comparing the lifestyle and culture of citizens in another country with those of Scotland, I can discuss similarities and differences.

SOC 2-19a







Pupils with their completed knitted squares.

And a crocheted square too!

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community.

HWB 0-13a/ 1-13a/ 2-13a

I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and talents. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

HWB 0-10a/ 1-10a/ 2-10a



Staff have also been helping out.

We would like to express our thanks to all those who have donated hats and squares for the refugees. 

Keep them coming!!

Some of the 145 hats that were sent away along with over 18kg of blanket squares, collected from all over Shetland:

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