During the Crochet for CAS CCA, Year 13 students learnt how to crochet a beanie. The beanies will be distributed to the school’s security guards to keep them warm during the winter months.
When asked why they chose this CCA activity, student Gabriel explained: “It was something that I found interesting, as I can make different items that could be useful for me. The skill of being resourceful and self-reliant was appealing. Also, because I like the soft feeling of the material once it is crocheted.” Heleen explained that: “I’ve seen other people in my family learning to crochet and this encouraged me to begin learning. I also chose this CAS activity because crochet is such a diverse experience and the skills that you learn from it can be applied to other tasks.”
Malaika explained the benefits of crocheting as being: “To be able to make different pieces such as pumpkins and clothes, the ideas being endless with just the use of a hook and some yarn. I also believe it’s a great way of releasing pent up stress to make different types of projects.” Helena said that: “Crocheting can add to my skillset that I can use for my future. Also I enjoy passing time, crocheting. Again I like gifting people with my talent and so I like the idea of crocheting pieces to give to other people, who might want or need it.”
As for what the students will crochet next term? The ideas are already flowing, with Heleen suggesting “making a bunch of little granny squares which we could then sew together to make large blankets, or bags.” Gabriel suggested:” I think I would like to crochet animal plush toys, that could be given to younger KS students, who might enjoy the presence of an animal peer in class. This can also bring complexity and bring more challenge for me as it requires more skills that I can learn and use in my future.”
Watch this space!