Kirwan State School Sew Mittens for Bushfire-Affected Koalas

Kirwan State School students have created a lunch-time assembly line to sew more than 150 pairs of koala mittens for bushfire-affected wildlife.

Youth Health Nurse Debbie Downie said the idea initially came through a Facebook post requesting the mittens which prompted students to say ‘let’s get involved’. The process involves students cutting and sewing material so that any stitching is on the outside to protect the koala’s claws.

“It’s very important for the school to be involved in our community,” Said Debbie. ” The fires have been horrendous and I think the communities where the fires have ravaged really need to know that the rest of us are thinking about them.”

Watch a video by ABC North Queensland HERE.
Photo Credit: Taken from video by ABC North Queensland.