Maris Stella Grade 5 learners knitted 28 scarves to contribute to a project that is aiming to create a 27km long scarf.

This is to commemorate former President Nelson Mandela’s 27 years of imprisonment. “Grade 5 learners knitted 28 scarves to contribute and we hope to grow it next year,” said Maris Stella’s Marketing and PR Co-ordinator, Cindy Hudson.

Visiting the school on Thursday, 21 June, were Franki Hills and Sue Eslick from the ’67 Blankets for Neslon Mandela Day’ organisation. Sue Eslick of 67 Blankets said the initiative promoted unity. “I think it’s so wonderful because it brings generations together and rich and
poor together with threads of life,” said Eslick. In addition to the longest scarf to be unveiled on 29 July at the Mandela Capture Site in Howick, 67 Blankets is preparing for the ‘secret scarf mission’ which will see thousands of scarfs handed out at a location that will be kept secret until the event on 12 July.