School Story: Year 7 Young Leaders Support Shielding Care Home Residents

December 16, 2021
School Story: Year 7 Young Leaders Support Shielding Care Home Residents

The month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, contemplation and celebration, and a time for thinking about others. Year 7 Young Leaders at Bingley Grammar School decided to honour the spirit of Ramadan during lockdown by supporting the residents of Thompson Court Care Home in Crossflatts who were shielding.

Pupils sent the residents letters, motivational messages, drawings and pictures to help them stay positive and feel more connected during this challenging period of social isolation.

“When it rains, look for rainbows, when it is dark, look for stars”  

Young Leader

“Stay safe and maybe I can come and visit you when this is all over”  

Young Leader

The Activity Coordinator at Thompson Court, Shirley Wright, wrote to the students to thank them for their work:

“I think for you all to take the time to think of Thompson Court at this stressful time is wonderful. Sometimes the youth of today don’t get the recognition they deserve which is such a shame, so I am letting you all know that we think you are GREAT…I have laminated [your pictures and letters] so that we can give one to each person in their rooms, which has lifted their spirits enormously.”

Elizabeth Howat, Director of the Young Leaders Award, said:

“Lockdown has been a challenging time for everyone, but especially for elderly residents of care homes confined to their rooms and unable to see family and friends while shielding from the virus. It’s fantastic to see the work done by these Year 7 Young Leaders who really channelled the spirit of Ramadan by showing kindness and compassion to others.”

See what else the Young Leaders from Bingley Grammar got up to this year with the Young Leaders Award below. This was filmed when they came to share their story at one of our Young Leaders Award Conferences.

Find out more about the Young Leaders Award here.

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