Posted February 2020

The children at KU Petersham Preschool have been sewing bat wraps as part of their response to the recent bushfires and to support wildlife affected by the fires.

The wraps are used to cover injured and orphaned bats and are designed to simulate mother bats’ wings so that the bats feel safe.

The children started by sewing the wraps at preschool, with some families then helping with the finishing touches. The wraps were then stuffed and sent to the Animal Rescue Craft Guild.

“The children started the preschool year aware of the devastating impact the bushfires had on their beloved wildlife,” said KU Petersham Director, Kathy Lawton.

“Our educators felt it was important to show the children that every person’s contribution can help to overcome big problems.”

“Our small actions can be part of bigger action and together, we can make a difference.”

Through the project the children learnt about sewing, developing empathy for other living creatures, and understanding the impact their actions can have on the world around them.

KU Petersham provides quality early childhood education for children aged 3 - 5 years and is currently taking enrolments. For more information, contact the Director, Kathy Lawton on 02 9569 4973.