Rolph C of E Primary and Great Clacton C of E Junior Join the Tendring Pen Pals Project
The children at Rolph C of E Primary School and Great Clacton Church of England Junior School have been helping to alleviate loneliness by writing to vulnerable members of the community.
As part of the ‘Tendring Pen Pals’ campaign launched in Clacton by Tendring Eldercare, students across both schools have been sending heartfelt postcards to elderly people in the community who have been self-isolating.
Despite lockdown being lifted, many vulnerable individuals are still having to shield in order to stay safe, leaving them missing the company of their friends and family. Each postcard plays an important part in bringing a spark of joy to those who are struggling, giving them something to look forward to while they wait to see their loved ones again. More than 600 letters have been sent since the project was launched, which has seen the children write some very heartfelt messages to their new pen pals.
The postcards were a welcome surprise to hundreds of residents across the community, who haven’t been able to see or talk to their loved ones for a very long time. The children used their creative talents to produce some beautiful postcards, and both schools are delighted to have taken part in such an important project. It was even featured in the Clacton Gazette, which you can read here: https://bit.ly/3C6WpXY
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