STUDENTS at Richmond School and Sixth Form College are working hard to spread some Easter cheer despite lockdown measures.

The students are children of key workers who are being cared for by teachers at Richmond School during the Easter holidays.

They have pooled their creative talents to make 150 Easter cards which will be delivered to a local care home and other elderly residents in Richmond.

Teacher Jane Scott suggested that the students may like to do a creative project that would benefit the community.

The grandma of one of the students lives at Greyfriars Court, so the students chose to create cards for everyone living there as well as other local elderly people living alone, sending them Easter wishes.

Headteacher Jenna Potter said: “It is so important that young people understand how important and meaningful a kind gesture can be.

"Something simple and thoughtful, such as a card, can bring comfort and happiness to others and I am so pleased that our students have worked together on this project. At Richmond School, we are so lucky to benefit from being part of a local community that supports and helps us and it is quite right that we support and help others too.”

The cards will be delivered by Ms Scott on Thursday.