Sheffield schoolchildren get creative to raise spirits among care homes

A group of Sheffield schoolchildren have been getting crafty to help spread some cheer within their community.

Saturday, 16th May 2020, 6:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 12:31 pm

The youngsters from Totley Primary School set about creating some colourful and fun artwork to bring a smile to residents and staff at Henleigh Hall Care Home, in Beauchief, and at Mickley Hall Care Home, in Totley.

Under the guidance of languages teacher Liz Griggs, some of the pupils also wrote down positive and uplifting messages to share.

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Some of the artwork created by Totley Primary School pupils

Much of the artwork featured rainbows which have become a symbol of support for people wanting to show solidarity with NHS workers on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus, while the messages told staff and residents to “keep smiling”.

Speaking of the project, Liz said: “As some of the hardest hit in this pandemic we thought it would be lovely to reach out to them and spread some colour and positivity.”

The managers at both care home were said to have been very grateful that they, and their residents, had been remembered during such difficult challenging times by some of the youngest members of the community.

A staff member at Mickley Hall told how the staff had a “big smile” behind their protective face masks.

Staff at Henleigh Hall Care Home with the artwork they received from Totley Primary School

Totley Primary, like other schools across the country, remains closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Staff are continuing to work to support the children of key workers – including NHS staff – who have to attend school.

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