15 September 2020

Year 8 pupil Abigail has made good use of lockdown – by sewing bookmarks! 

She made a selection for the English teachers at Priory and has also sold some of her creations. 

“I got into sewing at a young age through my grandma and she got me a sewing machine for my eighth birthday. 
We started making bookmarks during lockdown. I had some fancy buttons with letters on and I decided to make one for each of the teachers in the English Department with their initials on. 

“I also made one for the headmistress of my primary school who was retiring. 

“I have carried on making them and sold some for charity as I have done a lot of charity work over the years for charities such as Help for Heroes and sponsored a little girl to go to school in Tanzania. As a family, we also send items to Angola and Cuba.” 

Head of English Mrs Gidden said: “Abi is adorable, she is one of my senior library assistants even though she is in Year 8. 

“She made the bookmarks and sent them by post. They were put in our pigeon holes during lockdown so, just as it seemed bleak with no children in school, receiving them was a real pick-me-up, it showed our pupils were thinking about us. 

“Abi took part in a lot of English live lessons during lockdown and now, as we can’t go into the library yet, she helps me and Mrs Elliott with the mobile library.” 

Tags: English