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Posting Positivity

 


The word ‘unprecedented’ has been used more times in these last three months than ever before! These certainly are very strange times and times in which we never thought we’d be in. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a very strong sense of community to many local villages, towns and cities. People coming out on to their streets every Thursday night to applaud the NHS staff and all Key Workers is just a one example of people coming together for support. It is truly remarkable! More often than not, during these evenings, the neighbours stay out to catch up and with each other as well; this positivity is incredibly powerful. We are stronger when we work together as one.

'Posting Positivity' is an initiative between Bury Grammar School, Bury Council and Tesco, whereby we are asking families to write a letter, create a poem or produce an inspirational drawing which will be sent to people in care homes across the town of Bury. We would like to post as much positivity as we possible can! Please take your letters, poems and drawings to your local Tesco store, who have very kindly offered to be a collection point for us. Your positivity will be collected and distributed by Bury Council to the residents of many care homes across our town. 

If you feel you can share wise words of encourage then please do post a little bit of positivity.

Posting Positivity - Guidance for writing your letter 

Bury Youth Cabinet together with Bury Grammar school are inviting children and young people to write letters to people in our communities that are isolated during the covid-19 pandemic. The idea is that we can help people to feel less alone in these strange times. 

We have some guidelines for your letters: 

  • Address your letter “Dear Friend” 

  • Sign your letter with your first name and age if you wish but please DO NOT include your surname, address or school. We don’t want people that you don’t know being able to contact you. 

  • You may wish to talk about things you have been doing in lockdown or could include a drawing or poem. 

  • You may wish to remind the person you are writing to that they are not alone and you are thinking of them at this difficult time. 

  • Please make sure that you do not include any personal information about specific clubs that you belong to or other personal details. 

  • Once you have written your letter pop it in an envelope and you can post it in one of our boxes at Tesco Prestwich, Tesco Bury or Tesco Ramsbottom. 

  • If you are unable to drop your letter at Tesco you can take a photograph of it and email it to youthparticipation@bury.gov.uk 

All letters will be collected and vetted by staff at Bury Council before being delivered to people who are isolated and would like to receive them both in residential care homes and those living on their own. Any letters that contain personal information or any inappropriate content will not be used.