Pupils design cards to combat lonelinessPosted: 9th December 2020
Children are making sure nobody in their community feels alone this Christmas.
Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy took part in a Christmas card competition in association with Let’s Talk, Stansted!
The winning designs are being distributed to residents along with contact details for the organisations who can offer support to those who need it.
One in four people experience some form of mental health problem each year, ranging from anxiety and stress, to behavioural issues, dependency, depression and suicidal thinking.
Over the summer, a group of volunteers from the community came together to form Let’s Talk, Stansted! with the objective of raising awareness of the importance of mental health.
Their goal is to encourage the community, young and old, to talk more about their worries, share the burdens we are all facing at this time, and support those who need more help.
Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “Our school has always promoted positive mental health and we are pleased to team up with the Let’s Talk, Stansted! team to spread some joy and ensure that everyone in the village receives a Christmas card this year. No one should feel alone this Christmas.
“The Let’s Talk, Stansted! team have more than 100 volunteers, many of whom will give up their time to deliver the cards.”
The winning designs were created by pupils Valentina, Mia, Lily, Harriet and Freddie.