The students formed a knitting club this year, and with the wonderful support from school volunteer Jan Peeters, they began learning how to knit squares.
The intention was to create a blanket or rug for someone less fortunate than themselves.
On completion, the students decided to donate it to the Wrap with Love organisation, which distributes rugs all over the world to children in need.
Wrap with Love is an Australia-wide set-up with a group operating out of Tea Gardens. It is a not-for-profit group that has provided more than 400,000 knitted rugs globally for people in need.
The students presented their rug to Mary Leafe from Wrap with Love and expressed a desire to continue knitting for a cause.
“Our hope is that St Joseph’s will continue to support organisations like this,” said Principal Glen Rooke.
“Students are currently working on knitting trauma bunnies that will be given to the local paramedics who are always in need of toys for children for whom they provide care.
“Students clearly see and understand the importance of knitting for a cause and enjoy the camaraderie and conversation that takes place during the knitting sessions.
“The importance for our students to be involved in these type of activities is that it demonstrates practical ways of being able to assist others in need.”