Give A Day to the City 'Pots of Joy' Project

As part of the 'Give a Day to Carlisle' Project , we were invited to take part in a project called 'Pots of Joy'. 

Community cohesion is defined as work that ensures that: ‘all pupils understand and appreciate others from different backgrounds with a sense of shared values, fulfilling their potential and feeling part of a community, at a local, national and international level.’  

In school, we were given ten plants to gift to someone who has done something particularly special and thoughtful during the period of lockdown. The plants were grown by Alan Fearon (a key supporter of the Give a Day Project) to provide this additional project 'Pots of Joy'.  Children and staff discussed so many people who could be recipients of a plant- those who have gone above and beyond to help others and who continue to be valuable members of our community. 
Children wrote thank you postcards to show how grateful we are for their kindness and support of others.

Children from year 6 decorated the pots and wrote the postcards.  

The children mentioned so many special people before narrowing it down to ten; we really are part of a hugely supportive community.

Additionally, children at home were set a task of making a card / writing a letter to someone who has helped them during the last few months.
Children thought about these key questions when they had quiet time for reflection: 
Do you have someone you would like to thank?
What would you thank them for?
How could you show your gratitude?

Some children shared their thank you cards / letters on Seesaw (Our online learning platform)