Classes starting Wednesday 11th September
Knitting has numerous benefits for children. It can
- help in the development of fine motor skills,
- increase the ability to concentrate,
- help with learning maths and spatial recognition.
In addition it can play a huge part in a child’s emotional wellness – helping to reduce stress, induce relaxation and is a widely recognised form of mindful meditation. It is also a wonderfully creative and satisfying hobby with endless possibilities for the imagination.
I am estimating that i will take 6 weeks to learn the basics of knitting (casting on, knit and purl stitch, and casting off), provided it is practiced in between classes. I am however going to continue the club throughout the term and should children want to continue coming they will be able to learn more advanced techniques – increasing, decreasing and shaping.
Classes will start at 4.45 and run for 1 hour. They will be held at St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, W4 3DZ. I can collect the children from Grove Park Primary if they are at Aktiva after-school clubs. Please make sure I have the details and also give my details to Aktiva. They will need collecting promptly at 5.45.
Cost is £80 for a 6 week course (can start any week) or £150 for 13 weeks (from 11th September) with a 10% sibling discount (please contact me for this). There will be no class on Wed 23rd October and the last class will be 11th December. Cost will include up to 2 balls of yarn, needles, written notes and patterns. There is no age restriction on this. In my experience children who are keen to learn can do so from any age past around 6 or 7 years old.
Once children have completed the 6 week course they can continue to come, the club will cost £12/week and can be paid on an ad-hoc basis.
I am fully CRB checked. For further info please ask. Class numbers are initially limited to 8 and I need at least 4 to cover my costs. Spaces will be allocated on first come basis. If you have booked and paid and the class is cancelled for any reason you will be informed as soon as possible and refunded in full.
If you would like to speak to me about this course please feel free to call me on 07976 274911.
If you would like to read some testimonials from previous parents please see here