Year 7 students took part in the Christmas Cards for Kindness project during December, creating over 80 Christmas cards which were sent to local Care Homes.
The project was originally set up in Summer 2018 and has since grown and developed across Lancashire and South Cumbria, with more local organisations lending their support. Almost 200 care homes are now participating. It is recognised that loneliness is a growing problem among older people, and in care homes it can be a particularly difficult issue to resolve. Figures from Age UK show that 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with friends or family for a month, and 60% of people in care homes get no visitors at all.
Year 7 watched a video which explained the project and straight away they took up the challenge of creating a Christmas card. There were some fantastic designs which were sent to over 20 local care homes. April K created 10 cards all by herself! Well done, April and all of Y7; it is a fantastic project to be a part of.
Associate Assistant Headteacher