St Joseph’s College comes up with creative way to remember COVID-19

By Alex Gretgrix

ST JOSEPH'S College has taken the challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and wrapped it up in a quilt.

In an initiative created by the college's textiles department, students, families, staff and friends of the school were invited to complete a single patchwork block to reflect their experiences through the pandemic to date.

In doing so, the quilt represents the range of experiences by the college community at this time.

“Giving voice to our thoughts and feelings in this creative way joins us together as we face the challenges of this difficult time,” principal Michael Delaney said.

The students involved ranged from year 8 to year 11 and all participants have elected this subject.

Some of the students are hoping to make a career in the fashion industry, while others are have chosen the subject to develop some life skills.

The students completed their square by hand – no sewing machines were involved.

The quilt will be displayed in the college foyer and then mounted as a wall hanging at a later date to represent this significant era for the school and the community.

The school also plans to create a written publication of the COVID-19 era for their Young Adult Book Week to be held from October 17 to 23.

Students, families and staff will be invited to contribute to the publication to document their thoughts and feelings through this difficult time.