In order to boost the morale of self-isolating residents, care home staff at Bilton Court in Wellingborough made an online appeal for cheerful letters and pictures. Schoolchildren recorded uplifting messages to the self-isolating elderly people in response.
On Wednesday, the messages from Year 5 pupils at the town’s Park Junior School were broadcast live on BBC local radio. Head Teacher David Tebbutt said he asked Year 5 pupils if anyone wanted to help people in self-isolation and “everyone’s hand went up”.
“Children are very aware of their predicament, they’re worried about their grandparents and their parents.”