School Messages Light Up Ryland View Residents Lives During Tough Times

20 September 2020

messages of hope

Pupils from Tividale Community Primary School have reached out to Residents at Ryland View with heartfelt letters of support.

Just before the pandemic hit, a group from the school was scheduled to visit the Home and take part in a selection of fun activities.

However, when the first lockdown was put in place, the plans had to be placed on indefinite hold, which was a shame for both the school and Residents.

But although they hadn’t met yet, the big-hearted pupils decided to reach out anyway and wish Residents well.

Activities Co-ordinator Julie Robinson said that as soon as it’s safe to do so, she’s hoping to get a date in the diary for the children to visit.

Julie said: “The Residents adore children, and they light up when we have young visitors.

“It was a real shame we had to cancel, but it’s exciting to plan what we can do together once the Tividale kids can pay us a visit.

“The letters and cards they sent were incredibly kind, and they took the time to introduce themselves. 

“When they finally make it here for a visit, we’re excited to start building friendships and getting to know each other with some gardening, crafting and many other activities.”