Sharing stories and building friendships

Schools and care homes in Calderdale have joined together to enable pupils and residents to share their experiences of life in lockdown, as part of an innovative pen pal sharing programme.

Pupils at Todmorden C of E School have been writing to residents at the nearby Pennine Lodge care home. Residents have really enjoyed receiving the letters and writing their own replies. Friendships have already been formed, with letters and photos going back and forth.

Healthy Futures Calderdale, a public health partnership which works across Calderdale to promote health and wellbeing, is now looking to further expand the scheme to schools and care homes across the borough.

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