Community benefits – School and Intergenerational
We are proud to support intergenerational connection through our wool kits. In collaboration with County Councils and the intergenerational project our family knitting kit is bringing generations together.
Our kit also supports schools, giving them the opportunity to connect with the elderly in their community, celebrate Grandparents Day, or engage with local nursing homes. By using our kit, schools can complement their primary curriculum, including SPHE and Art Education, while promoting community awareness and cohesion. Shared learning is encouraged, and children with additional needs are fully supported.
Our knitting kit is also aligned with the Education for Sustainable Development Strategy 2030, addressing consumer and environmental issues. The project fits seamlessly into the Heritage, Fabric, and Fibre strand of the Art curriculum, and is suitable for intergenerational projects, including TY students.
- Happy about their civic engagement.
- Foster positive relationships expanding learning opportunities for children at school and connect them to the outside community.
- Learning a life skill
- Mentoring children through knitting as a shared learning activity.
- A sense of community and school involvement.
- Reduced ageism and age discrimination among young and old alike.
- Improved mental, physical, and cognitive health unique to each life stage
- Greater sense of belonging and connection with others of different ages.
- More acceptance of people who are different from themselves.
Ballymore National school Donegal
“The children and the residents had a ball, the children loved it so much we surprised a second facility and gifted them a bunting too.”