Derbyshire pupils put pen to paper in community projects
Derbyshire pupils have been putting pen to paper in two projects aimed at benefitting the lives of those in the surrounding community.
The children from Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School have written letters to residents at Rowthorne Residential Home, in Ripley, as part of the ‘My Dear New Friend’ iniative – and they hope to have made some new friends.
The iniative aims to help increase their motivation to write and, in turn, provides a vital contact for the elderly, many of whom have been without friends and family while in lockdown.
Elsewhere, the pupils have been taking part in the 'Be Active Citizens' community project in an effort to encourage dog owners to be responsible when walking their dogs around Codnorpark Reservoir, particularly in lockdown.
They have written letters which are on display outside Ironville Post Office and have also made poo-bag dispensers for dog owners to use.