St Paul's Primary School students knit for St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

Knitting isn't just for nannas - St Paul’s Primary School students have picked up their needles to make blankets for those in need.

As part of the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal, the kids are knitting squares which will be made into blankets to help disadvantaged members of the community stay warm this winter.

One knitting superstar, Ava Ryan, has already made two full-size blankets. “I love knitting, I do it with my mum at home. I’ve been helping everyone learn at school, too,” she said.

The Year 5 students all volunteered to be ‘mini Vinnies’, and are involved in several social justice projects throughout the school year.

School religious co-ordinator Lynn Shepherd said the school was incredibly proud of the students’ effort.

“We’re really proud of the way they’ve gotten behind this project,” she said. “It’s also lovely being able to have our older parishioners involved, passing on their skills to the younger generation.”

Members of the Moss Vale conference of St Vincent de Paul accepted the blankets at the June 9 school assembly.