Pupils at Oriel Academy have given back to their local community this Easter by designing, creating and delivering cards to businesses in the area.

Based in Hanworth, Oriel is surrounded by a parade of shops and small businesses who have all been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Oriel’s cards have helped to spread some joy at Easter and bring smiles to the faces of these small business owners, situated on the Hounslow Road, after such a challenging period of time.

Each year group, from Nursery to Year 6, was tasked with creating their own cards. Popular designs included chicks, Easter eggs and bunnies, and all were handmade for a personal touch.

To ensure the delivery was Covid-secure, Oriel’s Principal, Aine Linney, delivered the cards on behalf of the school.

Mrs Linney said: “The children at Oriel Academy decided to design Easter cards to cheer up the local businesses in the parade of shops opposite their school.

“It is important that the children understand the benefits of bringing happiness to others living in their community during this pandemic.’’

Year 2 with their Easter cards.

She added: “Oriel is a huge part of the Hanworth community and the children want to spread a little joy into the hearts of others during this time of hardship.”

Smiles were shared by all – the children, the Principal and the recipients of the cards. A wonderful way to spread a little joy this Easter!