Mary Walton, a Knitting Consultant, has been helping her knitting groups participate in the Woolsack project.
Mary was delighted to hear that some of the athletes were coming to train at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, as she hoped it might give the Year 5 and 6 knitters from Ormkirk C of E Primary and St Anne’s RC Primary the opportunity to present the cushions in person. The athletes are from the Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia and are being looked after at the University by Anthony Charlton, Associate Head of Department for Sport Studies and Sports. Anthony was able to organise the hand over last Friday, 6 July, and it was a big success for all involved.
The athletes were very impressed with their cushions and barely let them out of their arms after the presentation. The children were thrilled to meet the athletes. They all even had a running race together and the children were given Olympic badges as a memento of their visit.
Read more about these athletes on the Edge Hill University website and in this article from the Liverpool Echo.