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Shirley school supports homeless people

Knit and Natter 3

Mr Ben Taylor, Headteacher of Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School, writes:

Since October 2017, a group of Year 6 children from Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School have been knitting scarves in support of Tabor House – Birmingham’s only permanent night shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The group of children involved are all members of Our Lady of the Wayside’s Mini-Vinnies group, the junior section of the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP).

The ‘Knit and Natter Project’ began with Our Lady of the Wayside parishioners visiting the school to teach the children how to knit. Following this, the children undertook weekly visits to a Solihull residential home where they knitted and had a good old natter with residents. For many of the older people, this was the first time they had chatted with children for a number of years. The project ended with a visit to Tabor House itself where the children presented their completed scarves and had the opportunity to see the facilities and ask questions. While the guests will not need the scarves at the moment, they will be most welcome during the colder winter months.





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