British International Preparatory School knits 7 000 squares for charity

Principal Garth Thompson and teacher Joanna Poreba with learners of Class 5 - 2000, who knitted 1 345 squares for the cause.

The children of the British International Preparatory School worked hard knitting a staggering 7 000 squares to make into blankets for charity.

The principal of the school, Garth Thompson said, “This is an annual event that our learners take pride in. Last year, we produced a sufficient amount of squares, but only half the amount that we were able to achieve this year. 7 000 squares is a fantastic result and I am very proud of our learners.”

 

Principal of the British International Preparatory School Garth Thompson holds up an example of what a blanket will look like when the squares have been sewn together.

The initiative saw the schoolchildren learning a fun and creative new skill, receiving assistance from parents and teachers to achieve this result along the way.

The squares were knitted for KasCare, an initiative that seeks to help underprivileged children and create employment for older disadvantaged members of the community.

Thompson said, “KasCare does a great job both by creating employment in the community and helping under-resourced children.”

KasCare sews the knitted squares together to make blankets and donates them to children who have been orphaned due to losing their parents to Aids.

 

Lee Thompson and Ronel Bezuidenhout lend a helping hand to the cause by knitting more than 1 400 squares.

 

A special word of recognition went to the school’s Class 5 – 2000, which knitted the most out of any class in the entire school, knitting 1 345 squares for the cause.

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Reuven Blignault

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