Newborn babies receive knitted hats

THE spirit of giving is still very much alive this Christmas in Mount Lourdes Grammar School.  Students have generously donated knitted hats to the Maternity Ward of the South West Acute Hospital.  
These hats were painstakingly knitted as part of their Post-16 Religious Education and Living Programme (REAL), which offers students the opportunity to put their faith into action.   
Many of the participants undertook the task of learning how to knit and to make hats for new-borns.  
All efforts were supervised under the expert guidance of their teacher Deirdre Kennedy who was impressed with the student’s efforts.  
She felt the students displayed great enthusiasm for the initiative, commenting, “They were delighted to learn a new life-skill but even more so, to learn that their hand knitted hats were to be donated to new-born babies in their local hospital.”   
The work proved to be very popular with the students. Some were apprehensive about the task, however; they all gave it a go and many surprised themselves at how skilled they became.   
When the students discovered that their hats were going to be donated to the Maternity Ward they were delighted.  
One student commented that she was touched by the gesture and thought it was a simple but meaningful way of demonstrating kindness.  
Another student mused, “It means something special, particularly at Christmas, to donate to babies.  It adds a little magic to the season of goodwill.”

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