Kind students send hundreds of Christmas letters to care home residents - The Rugby Observer

Kind students send hundreds of Christmas letters to care home residents

Rugby Editorial 24th Dec, 2020   0

KIND students at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have written hundreds of letters to residents of local care homes to open during the festival season.

As part of the Letters against Loneliness initiative, students in Year 7 and Year 8 have spent a number of lessons drafting and writing letters in class, while other students have been encouraged to pen their own letters via Google Classroom.

Some students who are self-isolating have written their letter at home and emailed it to their teacher for printing at school.

In the letters, the students have introduced themselves and shared information about their hobbies, interests, and ambitions for the future. They have also discussed events of the year and have wished the letter’s recipient a cheerful and happy Christmas.




The letters – over 200 of them – were quarantined in the school before being delivered to local care homes, where they will be opened by residents aged 50 to 100.

Erin Anderson-Howe, who leads the school’s well-being council, said: “Some of the residents may not be able to see members of their family due to being in a high risk category, and we hope our letter will make them smile.


“This project is part of December’s theme which is ‘The Gift of Giving’ and I am delighted with the number of letters our students have produced.

“At the last count we had 223 letters, with a few more yet to be added. I hope everyone who contributed, by writing a letter, is very proud.”

Head teacher Alison Davies said: “It is wonderful to see our students have produce so many letters. I am sure these will be greatly appreciated by the residents who receive them.

“There is no doubt that this year has been difficult for people of all ages, and I hope the lovely letters written by our students will help to spread some Christmas cheer.”

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