Students write letters to elderly in care homes

Practising social distancing can prove to be a lonely time for many, in particular, for our elderly.

To help to combat this loneliness, our students have been writing letters to share with care homes across the county, to distribute amongst the residents, with our first batch already delivered to Layston Grove and Highfield Care Homes.

The staff and residents at the care homes shared that these letters provided a huge lift during their week.

A huge thank you to Mr Hounsell, Mr Adams and Miss Simon for orchestrating this event.

If you would like to write a letter, please send it to

Guidelines for your letter

Older people are not going to see their grandchildren or any young people for months, so a couple of paragraphs will brighten someone’s day.

You could write about:

  • How you are now learning.
  • How this compares to being at school.
  • What are the good and bad things about being at home to learn?
  • If you have tried new things or activities.
  • Do you have brothers and/or sisters? How are they coping with this?
  • Ask about them and how they are.
  • You could also include a photo of something you made or your pets but make sure there are no people in it.
  • IMPORTANT: Do not put any personal information in the letter apart from (if you want) your first name