Barrhead High School has been very much involved in making woollen blankets to send out to Malawi as part of their “Rights Respecting School”.
In Malawi, the night time temperatures can be very cold. Many newborn babies die during the first night due to exposure to the cold.
A presentation from Prof. Alan McGown was given to junior school pupils about the rights and responsibilities pupils have regarding global issues and what the pupils in Barrhead High can do to help. Following that, pupils, parents and staff have been knitting squares which have been joined up to make cosy woollen blankets.
A lunchtime “knitting club” was set up and organised in the Home Economics Department = Their mottos was “every little square helps”.
The school are now ready to send out the first batch of blankets to Malawi.