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:
They had to leave things like toys, clothes and furniture behind. Some daddies and big brothers had to stay behind too. (by Ben)
There is a war in Syria and these people have had to leave their homes and run away to another country called Turkey. They are refugees. (by Isla)
Everyone must be feeling scared and sad. (by P1 and 2)
They are living in a refugee camp but it is cold and they haven't got enough blankets or warm clothes. We are making blankets and hats to send to them. (by Sam)
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.
By comparing the lifestyle and culture of citizens in another country with those of Scotland, I can discuss similarities and differences.
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: