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.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 9:48 am
Pupils from Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School with their letters to dog owners on the community board outside the Post Office

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.

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Pupils from Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School with one of their community displays in school

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.

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Pupils from Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School with their letters for the 'My Dear New Friend' iniative