VIDEO: ‘Postcards with Love’ from College

Care home residents around the Triangle received some very special Valentine’s messages this year.
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The kind-hearted students from Coleraine College decided to follow the ‘Lockdown Letters of Hope’ they sent out at the beginning of restrictions with some Valentine’s Day wishes.

Anna Cameron from the school’s English department said: “During the first lockdown pupils sent out ‘Letters of Hope’ to residents in local care homes. The response to this was fantastic, we had lots of replies from residents and some pupils are still in regular contact via letter with residents.

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“We decided to come up with another initiative to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the ‘Postcards with Love...’ project came from this idea. Pupils in years 8-11 created postcards via Google Classroom: including messages of love and care, describing their lockdown experiences: online learning, what they miss etc and asking the residents questions about how they are coping etc.

“In total, we received 140 postcards which were then distributed to four care homes across the Triangle area (Killowen House, Bohill, The Cottage and Madelayne Court). A video was also created for social media to showcase the children’s work and the school’s #forwardtogether message.

“The English department were blown away by the response to this project and it is testament to the wonderful young people we have at Coleraine College,” she said.

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