Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Get your school crafting!

During the last couple of weeks, Katy Bevan who is the learning and participation officer (amongst other talents!) at the Crafts Council has invited me along to help at a couple of training days for their new campaign 'Craft Club' that pioneers craft in schools.

All young people deserve access to a full range of fun and rewarding craft projects as part of their cultural learning. The Crafts Council can help by uniting skilled and enthusiastic volunteers with schools through after-hours clubs. The generous support of volunteers ensures Craft Club is available free-of-charge to state-funded schools and academies in England.

Knit 1 Pass it On is the first project for Craft Club, launched in 2009. Knitting clubs offer good value, accessible and creatively limitless craft projects for schools. On the Craft Club's website there are a number of resources, ideas, projects and competitions to tap into, which will continue to grow as more schools, clubs and volunteers sign up.

Check out Lindens primary school's 'Recycled Rain Forest' made from knitting project - it is amazing!

Alongside the Crafts Council, UK Hand Knitting association and the WI are also supporting the scheme, so with this force behind you get your school crafting!

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