29th April 2020 — Queen's Gate School pupils have been keeping in touch with their Age UK Kensington and Chelsea friends by sending cards and video messages.
Age UK Kensington and Chelsea are a charity based in the same London borough as Queen's Gate School. They work to ensure that older people are supported by providing a wide range of services and activities to help tackle loneliness.
Queen's Gate's partnership with Age UK is long-standing and includes welcoming some of their members every Thursday during term time for lunch and sessions such as music, dance and art.
As their guests are not able to come into School at the moment, and many of their home visits from volunteers have also had to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever to keep in touch. To stay in contact, a number of pupils have been sending their Age UK friends letters and postcards and a selection of Senior School staff and pupils also recorded a special video message to wish them well.
Queen's Gate were thrilled to hear back from their Age UK representative, who told them that the girls had ‘touched their hearts’ with their messages. Hopefully it will not be too long until they are all reunited.