It may be true to say that this pandemic has had the most impact on the lives of the young and older people who live in care homes. As a way of connecting the young with some of those older people, Bandon Grammar School launched a wellbeing initiative at the start of the last lockdown in January, requesting students and staff, their parents or grandparents, relatives and friends to knit or crochet a 6inch square and return them to the chaplain at the school.
The purpose of the squares was to make up knee blankets for older people who live in care homes in the hope that the blankets would provide warmth and comfort to an older person and help them to know that there is a community beyond their own who thinks and cares about them.
The response to this appeal was overwhelming and over fifteen hundred squares were returned to the school in an array of colours and stitches from every corner of the county and beyond.
The school would like to thank most sincerely all those who took part in this project.