Students thank West Norfolk key workers

Students thank West Norfolk key workers

Published by KLFM
5:59am 21st April 2020.

Schoolchildren have written letters to key workers and care home residents in West Norfolk to keep them smiling through the coronavirus outbreak. 

Pupils from Marshland High School have sent the letters to NHS staff, supermarket workers, care homes and their own teachers. 

More than 125 students have sent letters and many have been made more personal by pupils linking their own experiences to the current situation.

Residents at Rose Lodge, Wisbech; High Haven, Downham Market; Hickathrift House, Marshland St James and Dove Court in Wisbech have all received letters in recent days from 44 students in Year 7.

One wrote:

“I am writing to you to send happy thoughts to you and to let you know that times are hard for everyone right now, but we will get through this together and everything will be okay in the end."

Whilst another said: 

“I can imagine you must get a little fed up and bored.”

A group of 42 pupils have written to local branches of Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland thanking staff for their work during this difficult period. The letters have been made into displays in staff rooms and canteens.

One 13-year-old wrote:

“I am writing this letter to tell you how much my family and I think you’re doing such a great job at this difficult time. 

“You help everyone by providing them with food and daily products we need to survive and so you all deserve a letter saying how well you have done.”

A Year 9 student wrote:

“You are doing a fantastic job and people are very stressed and they do take it out on you which then makes the day harder.

“I think kindness and respect towards supermarket staff is very important because not everyone understands how important your job is.” 

The Year 10 pupils wrote kindness letters to the ambulance stations in King’s Lynn and Wisbech and to the communications team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - which produced a thank-you video in response.

The students wrote:

“I think you are doing a marvelous job being on the front line, you must all be facing so many different emotions at the moment and I can only imagine.

“You are putting your own lives at risk to care for patients that are sick or even have Covid 19, that in my eyes is incredible, you are all heroes.

“Even if you’re feeling low remember you are making such a huge difference to everyone’s lives and you are the most important people in the country.

“Every Thursday at 8pm I stand outside my front door and clap, cheer and make noise for all the frontline people because what you’re doing is so incredibly brave. We have got rainbows and teddies in our windows to make this gloomy time a bit more happier.”