Dear teachers, pupils and homeschooling parents,
We know that so many of you are working hard to keep educating young minds in this difficult time and we are heartily applauding everyone for doing their bit. We are sure that you may have set (or been set) the task of writing a story and we are asking you and those you may be teaching to don your authors hat once more for a really great cause!
We are challenging young people in our Borough schools (including those being homeschooled) to write a short tale of positivity but this time it will be shared with someone in isolation from your local community.
During this strange time, vulnerable and elderly people in our town will be receiving packages of essentials – such as food and toiletries. Here in the Creative Learning Department at The Point and The Berry Theatres, we are keen to deliver a little bit of magic with their baked beans…your imagination!
We are asking young people to write a short story that we will include in their deliveries to keep Eastleigh connected and share messages of hope, humour and happiness by bringing a smile to those who may be feeling most alone.
We’ve created a simple story writing guide to support the project (attached) . All stories must be submitted online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After we have received your story, we will safely distribute in those all essential care packages. We ask that all submissions are sent in by parent/guardians or teachers aged 18 or over on behalf of the young writer.
If you would like to share a short excerpt of your story or just let us know you are taking part on social media, don’t forget to tag #ConnectionPoint so we can see!
If you have any questions about Tell us a story, please let us know and we will be happy to help. Please do share this email too.
We look forward to sharing your stories and hope you and your families stay safe and well.
Creative Education Producer
Arts and Culture Team
Eastleigh Borough Council