House Crochet/Child Development Competition Winners
Students were tasked with creating pairs of crocheted squares which will be used in the neonatal unit of a local hospital. Each pair of squares was worth 5 points. We had lots of entries and a magnificent 122 pairs of squares were made, meaning that 122 new mothers with babies in incubators will benefit from the competition.
A fantastic achievement from all entries. The overall student winner was Holly who won a rainbow of wool to continue her crochet journey.
The neo-natal department of a local hospital are asking people to make ‘bonding squares’ for their babies who are in incubators. “When a tiny baby arrives on the unit, a bonding square is placed close to them, whilst its match is given to mum. The squares get swapped over so that baby has mum’s safe, familiar smell and mum can smell her baby when they are not together. We are looking for simple squares which can be knitted or crocheted. They should be between 5 and 10 cm square and produced in pairs. No large holes to trap little fingers please” Please hand in completed squares to Mrs George in S3 or Mrs Varga in S2 by 31st March. Make sure you label with your name and form. Please come to S2 if you need yarn to work with. 5 points for each pair of squares produced. 1st prize : Rainbow of yarn hamper 2nd prize : Small yarn ham-per 3rd prize : 2 balls of yarn