As part of the College’s award-winning Service Programme, a group of 30 Year 9 and Sixth Form pupils have put their newly-acquired knitting and crochet skills to good use over the past two terms.
The group have created hats, knee blankets and scarves which they were able to drop off at St Martin’s Church, Epsom, for those parishioners in our local community who need them.
Laurence Impey from St Martin’s Church said: “This is a very kind and unexpected gesture. I am delighted to receive these gifts on behalf of the church community.”
A separate group of pupils have been visiting a group of local elderly residents at the church to have a coffee, chat and play board games on a fortnightly basis.
Laurence added: “Your young people seem to be very welcome at the befriending sessions. They make a good impression.”
Roshie Watkins, Community & Volunteering Manager, said, “It has been great to see the pupils embrace their newly acquired skills and work on more advanced knitting projects. In these times of austerity, it is great that our pupils can play a small part in helping those in need which can make a huge difference.”