With college trips postponed, our students on the Environmental course who were due to be out on a visit, decided to use their time to write letters to residents in local care homes, who may well be starting to feel lonely, due to not being allowed any visitors.
Supported Learning tutor Michelle Medler got her group of students to write a letter talking about their time in college and how they like to spend their spare time.
Michelle said, “We all feel that spreading happy memories, is a positive way to spend a Wednesday.”
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) progresses around the country, it will be harder for people to maintain their normal social connections. Many will miss seeing family and friends and taking part in our usual hobbies and activities.
Making sure you stay in contact with friends and family can ease any feelings of loneliness you and others may experience whilst in isolation. Technology can help, whether you call regularly on the phone, or perhaps create WhatsApp groups and use social media to keep in touch. Then of course is the good old fashioned letter, which I am sure has gone down very well with the residents of the local care homes.
Hearty well done to our amazing students and thinking of others.