Lancaster pupils share magic of Christmas with pensioners

The spirit of the season has arrived at a retirement development in Lancaster, thanks to a special delivery from Scotforth St Paul's Primary School pupils.

Friday, 18th December 2020, 3:30 pm
Scotforth St Paul's Year 6 pupils spread festive cheers to the elderly in Lancaster.
Scotforth St Paul's Year 6 pupils spread festive cheers to the elderly in Lancaster.

More than 50 Christmas cards handmade by the Year 6 pupils brought joy to the residents of Williamson Court residents and further strengthened their connection to the local community.

Each individual card also included good tidings and personal messages from the pupils, sharing everything from what’s on their Christmas list, to their favourite festive movie recommendations.

Deborah Bond, marketing executive for McCarthy and Stone, who own the development, said: “This year it was important for us to get creative and find new ways of bringing the community together, despite the challenges we’re all facing.

Scotforth St Paul's Year 6 pupils spread festive cheers to the elderly in Lancaster.

"The pupils at Scotforth St Paul's Primary School have gone above and beyond to produce some incredible Christmas cards, which have truly brought some yuletide comfort and joy to residents at Williamson Court.”

The homeowners at Williamson Court were thrilled to receive their cards.

Sarah Huddleston, deputy headteacher at Scotforth St Paul's Primary School, said: “All of our pupils really enjoyed making and writing their cards. It was certainly a great way to get us all into the Christmas spirit and help to foster relationships between the generations. We are absolutely thrilled that the homeowners enjoyed their cards.”

Deborah added: “Engagement with the communities in which we build is a key focus at McCarthy and Stone, never more so than throughout 2020 when we all might be feeling a little more isolated than before.

Scotforth St Paul's Year 6 pupils spread festive cheers to the elderly in Lancaster.

"We pride ourselves on creating a close-knit and supportive community, so we will continue to focus on innovative ways to forge these important connections until we can once again welcome everyone in person.”

Williamson Court features 54 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, exclusively available for the over 70s.