Potters Bar schoolkids use Valentine's cheer to combat loneliness

PUBLISHED: 16:03 09 February 2019

Wroxham Primary School kids with their creations for Valentine's Day. Picture: Red Letter Days

Wroxham Primary School kids with their creations for Valentine's Day. Picture: Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Pupils from a Potters Bar primary school have helped kick off a campaign that aims to combat loneliness this Valentine's Day.

Kids from Wroxham Primary got to work in a flurry of glitter, glue and penmanship to create Valentine's cards. Picture: Red Letter DaysKids from Wroxham Primary got to work in a flurry of glitter, glue and penmanship to create Valentine's cards. Picture: Red Letter Days

In a marathon craft session, the pupils created hundreds of Valentine’s cards with affectionate messages to be delivered to care homes and community groups on February 14.

With their best handwriting and liberal use of glitter, cut-out hearts and ribbons, the kids hope their cards will bring some cheer to people who may not otherwise get a Valentine this year.

Headteacher Roger Billing said: “The kids had so much fun making and writing their cards, and it was great to see them thinking about who might be on the receiving end and what messages they might like to read.

“It’s a great campaign that ties in really nicely with the work we’re already doing in school on the importance of kindness, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

The letters will be posted into special post boxes provided by the business behind the scheme, Elstree-based experience gift company Red Letter Days.

The bespoke post boxes can be found across London and the UK for anyone to post their own messages of kindness.

If you’d like to get involved, you can also send a card directly to Red Letter Days for them to distribute. Red Letter Days Campaign, c/o Keyboards & Dreams, Ground Floor, 34-35 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8DX.

People are asked to leave the envelopes unsealed before posting.

One of the Valentine's cards penned by a pupil at Wroxham Primary in Potters Bar. Picture: Red Letter DaysOne of the Valentine's cards penned by a pupil at Wroxham Primary in Potters Bar. Picture: Red Letter Days

Kids from Wroxham Primary got to work in a flurry of glitter, glue and penmanship to create Valentine's cards. Picture: Red Letter DaysKids from Wroxham Primary got to work in a flurry of glitter, glue and penmanship to create Valentine's cards. Picture: Red Letter Days

Kids from Wroxham Primary got to work in a flurry of glitter, glue and penmanship to create Valentine's cards. Picture: Red Letter DaysKids from Wroxham Primary got to work in a flurry of glitter, glue and penmanship to create Valentine's cards. Picture: Red Letter Days

One of the Valentine's cards penned by a pupil at Wroxham Primary in Potters Bar. Picture: Red Letter DaysOne of the Valentine's cards penned by a pupil at Wroxham Primary in Potters Bar. Picture: Red Letter Days

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