At the end of the Autumn Term, we took part in a brilliant community project to spread some Christmas cheer! It involved the Tuesday Club, a local social club for the young at heart (55 and over). It is based at St John’s Community Centre and has been running for almost 30 years.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of loneliness have hugely increased as everyone’s social contact has been restricted. The ‘Classrooms to Care Homes’ project, run by Tes, was a fantastic way for young people to connect with the older generation. As Asa Johnson, project manager for activities and memory care at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, said: “Different generations can learn from each other, share ideas and experiences with one another, and have a chance to be playful, which is something we can all enjoy regardless of age.”
Students in Years 8-10 took part in the project during their English lessons and did a fantastic job! You can read some of the submissions below:
Mr Fisher delivered the letters to the Tuesday Club and all of its members loved the letters that they received. It was a fantastic exercise for the boys to reflect on their positive experiences during lockdown, connect with new and interesting people, and practise their creative writing skills!
We loved engaging with our local community through this project – so that we could make a few people’s lives a little bit better during these difficult times! Well done to the boys for writing such brilliant letters.