The Birkenhead Park School sends letters and gifts to care home residents during lockdown
10 June 2020
Staff from The Birkenhead Park School have taken time to write thoughtful and caring messages of support to local residents and key workers at The Park House Care Home.
Demonstrating the school value of thoughtfulness, staff wrote personalised letters to each of the residents in order to lift their spirits and show them they are not alone during this uncertain time. They even took along pictures and hampers of goodies, which was very much appreciated by all at the care home.
Miss Clarke, Assistant Headteacher at The Birkenhead Park School, said: “During this unprecedented time, the staff and students at The Birkenhead Park School wanted to reach out to members of our local community and do something that would lift their spirits and show support for key workers. The Park House Care Home over the road from our school stood out as somewhere that we wanted to get in touch with. Staff and students have loved writing letters, selecting gifts and baking cakes for the residents and their carers and being part of this wonderful act of kindness has helped strengthen our school community during this time of difficulty.”
Jess Murphy, Activities Co-ordinator of the Park House Care Home, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of myself, the home and our lovely residents for taking the time to write your lovely letters, poems and drawings. They have been an emotional rollercoaster reading them together. It's been wonderful being in contact with Miss Clarke and working alongside your fantastic school. We hope to keep this connection and hopefully once this is all over to finally meet you all. We hope to have replies to all your lovely letters soon. Many thanks again from myself, the residents and the staff of Park House Care Home.”
The school continue to work with the local community and act out the values of positivity, ambition, resilience and thoughtfulness in all they do.