Keeping knit tradition alive

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SCHOOL pupils are clicking together after taking up the opportunity to learn a new skill.

The group at Chantry Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth started weekly knitting sessions in September.

Knitting class pupils at Morpeth's Chantry Middle School (left to right) Abigail Buck, Eleanor Clark, Jennifer Teasdale and Trinity Stanners. 'REF 0711133141

Knitting class pupils at Morpeth's Chantry Middle School (left to right) Abigail Buck, Eleanor Clark, Jennifer Teasdale and Trinity Stanners. 'REF 0711133141

Items made so far by the Year 5 and 6 students include fingerless gloves, scarves and pouches for mobile phones.

Year 5 teacher Becky Dunphy said: “Knitting is a nice social activity and the children enjoy being able to take something home that they have made.”

She added that Treacle Wool Shop in Chantry Place has donated some yarns and the children will visit it in the New Year.

Year 6 student Piper Clarke likes that she can make things she can use and wear and Year 5 pupil Laurence Marley believes it is a relaxing way to spend time with friends.