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Wool in School is a wool inspired education company. We are committed to increasing the awareness of wool, its production and sustainable qualities in the School, Home and Community environment.

Wool is a natural and sustainable resource, we believe now is a decisive time to explore and elaborate on the benefits of wool. Wool in School aims to lead the discussion as to why wool has its place in the conversation of climate change.

We encourage cross generational learning  by exploring wool in its natural form, encouraging further investigation to its uses and benefits as a sustainable resource with a focus on wool innovation and investigation.

UNESCO strategy Education for Sustainable Development 2030, UNECE and EU Youth Strategy 2022 highlight the key role of primary schools in engaging with learners, parents, educators, and the wider community on the changes needed for a successful, just, and inclusive green transition.

Our Passion

Wool in School is a wool inspired education company. We are committed to increasing the awareness of wool, its production and sustainable qualities in the School, Home and Community environment.

We introduce children, teachers and families to the amazing qualities of wool and fibres. Showcasing their sustainability and how they deserve a place in our future in the midst of our ongoing battle with climate change and environment renewal.

Our Founder

Lorna McCormack
  • 2 decades of experience
  • Fibre Artist
  • Wool Research Hub - Panel member
  • Head of Delegate - IWTO
  • Heritige Specialist - Heritige Council

Lorna McCormack

Lorna comes from a Social Care background, is fluent in Irish Sign Language and is a professional Fibre Artist. Over the past decade Lorna has published books and learning resources for deaf children in Ireland. She has consulted on numerous projects with a focus on early language for deaf children including sign language character design.

The passion for wool and sustainability education evolved from a question from her son. "What is Wool?". It sparked a exercise of searching for resources, support and engaging with numerous teachers, farmers and associations. This brought Lorna to the realisation that the community suffered from a severe lack of education material that showed the history and amazing facts about wool.

Wool In School was born from this one question. Now with connections to associations across the world and locally with the Irish Wool Council and on the panel of the Wool Research Hub, Lorna is driving wool education and resources to support school curriculums.