St. Mary's Secondary School Nenagh Project

A very attractive wall of Teddy Bears in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh, was testament to the hard work of teachers, students and even some of their grannies, in knitting beautiful teddy bears in response to an appeal from Mercy Sisters working in Kenya for teddy bears for the sick children in their hospital.

Their appeal was based on the premise that sick children get better more quickly if they have something to cuddle.

Sr. Maureen, the school chaplain, communicated the appeal to staff and students, and they responded by making the knitting of Teddy Bears their Lenten project.

Students from all year groups in the school together with teachers of all subjects – and even a few Grannies took up their knitting needles enthusiastically and produced many beautiful teddies which have brought much love and caring from Nenagh to Kenya, and are, no doubt, much loved and cuddled as they help sick children feel better.