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Brescia’s Big Knit for Mandela Day


In the year of celebrating what would have been Mandela's 100th birthday, Brescia House School continues to support many registered NPO's through their annual knitting campaign. This year, the campaign included teddy bears, scarves, blankets, beanies and jerseys. Parents, grandparents, pupils and staff got out their knitting needles and have been knitting and crocheting for the past couple of months. Every teddy bear that was knitted, is donated to an individual child in need of knowing there is someone out there who cared enough for that child, to spend time and effort making them a teddy.

The knitted teddies, blankets, beanies, scarves and jerseys will be on display in the Brescia House School Resource Centre from 16th July till 20th July in a living yarn-bombed expo.

On the 18th July, the school hosted a knit-along.Parents, grandparents and alumni arrived with knitting and sewing needles, wool etc to turn knitted squares into blankets.

In total, the staff and high school girls knitted over 560 scarves that were displayed as the South African Flag. Some were hung in the trees near the school, waiting for someone deserving to wrap warmly around themselves, while others were taken to be handed out in areas of need.

In addition to this, well over 1000 teddy bears were knitted, 26 sets of booties and bed socks, 57 baby blankets, 12 large blankets, 11 baby jerseys and 320 beanies. This excludes the well over 1000 knitted squares that were turned into additional blankets on the 18th July at the Knit-along. Moms and grannies arrived at the school to assist in turning the squares into beautiful blankets.

The school would like to thank the girls, their families, staff and community who have all given so generously of their time to contribute to making this Mandela Day campaign so successful.

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