Students take initiative to help out the community


During the winter months this year, students from Sheldon College have been giving something back.

They have been busy knitting for Brisbane’s needy. The students were taught this almost lost art and have since been coming together once a week to knit squares for blankets to be issued to people experiencing homelessness across Brisbane.

In an effort to encourage the wider support of their College Community, the students put out a call to the parents and grandparents of the College, asking others to support this worthy cause by knitting squares as well. Together, the community has made enough squares to fill two large boxes ready to forward to the organisation Knitting 4 Brisbane’s Needy.

The students have enjoyed the opportunity to learn this skill as well as make a difference in the lives of others within the wider community. With the winter season over, the students will embark on other worthwhile projects of volunteering in their local community.

Story submitted by Community Service Coordinator, Catherine Heiner of Sheldon College.