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Lower School Pupils Write 140 Letters for Local Care Home Residents

28 May 2020

Lower School pupils have been writing letters of friendship to local care home residents, with 140 messages being delivered to older people in total.

Inspired by the National Literacy Trust's campaign #mydearnewfriend, pupils decided to write letters to those living in care homes after hearing that many residents have not been able to receive visits from friends and family due to the lockdown. Loneliness amongst the older generations has been highlighted as a particular issue in Norfolk, one which is made even more prevalent in the current national situation.

Pupils enjoyed writing about themselves and their families, describing the many activities and learning they have been doing whilst staying away from school. Letters have been sent to 16 care homes in Norfolk, which the children hope will dispel any boredom and to bring a smile to their faces.