OV Pen Pals registration is now open for primary schools, community groups for people aged 60+ and individuals aged 60+ who would like to connect with each other through letters, emails and online zoom calls.
Following on from the success of OV Pen Pals during lockdown, we are pleased to continue the programme now the new school year has begun. Once matched, pen pals will be set creative challenges every two weeks to complete together as they get to know each other. All communication will be via participating schools.
‘I loved speaking with you about Audrey Hepburn. And I loved looking forward to a letter from you in these weeks. You make me so happy. I am really thankful you always fill my day with joy. I have been talking about you to my bunny rabbit and I think my bunny rabbit would like you’ Primary Student Pen Pal
‘I got my pen pal response. Was absolutely in happy tears. How beautiful. Thank you for facilitating this’ Community Member Pen Pal
HOW TO TAKE PART
To register your primary school or a community group for the over 60s, please complete this short form.Register as a group
If you are an individual age 60+, please complete this short form.Register as an individual
The first creative challenge will be set at the end of September.
OV Pen Pals is open to any primary school and anyone age 60+. We are committed to making the programme accessible to all. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the programme further please email email@example.com
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OV Pen Pals is supported by PwC and The Worshipful Company of Grocers