Aberdeen Schools designs and delivers Christmas Cards to Local Care Homes

Last year Lochside Academy pupils designed and created a personalised Xmas card for each resident in 5 of our Care Homes – this was over 200 cards! We ran this as a competition too and used the winning design as our team e-card sent to providers, partners and colleagues.  Scottish Care also provided a £15 Amazon voucher as a prize to the winner.

This was covered in local media:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/aberdeen-school-spreading-cheer-to-care-home-residents-with-christmas-card-delivery/amp/

This year, for Christmas 2021, we have 7 Care Homes and 2 schools (one secondary and one primary) involved:

  • Laurels Lodge
  • Maryfield West
  • Cowdray Club
  • Torry Care Home
  • Tor na Dee
  • Hawkhill House
  • Eastleigh Nursing Home
  • Lochside Academy (teacher contact:   Corinne Millar)
  • Stoneywood Primary (teacher contact:  Megan Jewers)

325 Christmas cards were designed and created by the pupils and the contact teachers delivered them to the Care Homes 20-22 Dec.  Our winners this year:  £15 Amazon voucher to the winner of the senior school, Mija, S4 Lochside Academy and a £10 book voucher to our Stoneywood Primary winner, Amber, P6/7.

Megan Jewers, Lochside, was delighted to take part again this year saying “I had a lot more teachers keen to get involved this year than I did last year.”  

We look forward to seeing how this initiative grows in the coming years.