Pupils’ poems, letters and pictures bring joy to care home residents

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 August 2020

Pupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to care home residents.    Picture: Gordano School

Pupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to care home residents. Picture: Gordano School

Gordano School

Gordano School pupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to help put a smile on care home residents’ faces.

Pupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to care home residents.    Picture: Gordano SchoolPupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to care home residents. Picture: Gordano School

The school teamed up with Bristol charity Alive to encourage students to connect with those living in care in Portishead.

Alive specialises in enriching older people’s lives in care, and chief executive Isobel Jones said knowing the pupils at Gordano school have been thinking about them has ‘really helped’ during the pandemic.

She added: “There has been a real mixture of responses from the pupils, from beautiful drawings to heartfelt poems on their experiences of lockdown. It is very evident they understand what older people are going through.”

The deputy head pastoral at the school added bringing the generations together is ‘incredibly valuable’.

Pupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to care home residents.    Picture: Gordano SchoolPupils have been writing poems, letters and drawing pictures to care home residents. Picture: Gordano School

To post pictures and
letters to care homes over the summer, place them in the Alive box at Waitrose in Portishead.


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