Epping Forest Youth Councillors have produced an emotive poster urging young people to be mindful of spreading COVID-19 to older family members.
The poster urges young people to ‘keep your granny safe’ and emphasises the requirement to wash hands, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing when out and about.
A lack of social distancing and gatherings of more than 6 were witnessed by youth councillors among their schoolfriends, and so the poster was born.
- Download the poster – Keep your granny safe poster (pdf 739KB)
We wanted to show we care
Youth Councillor Daniel Turner, a pupil at Debden Park High School said:
In our schools we are in ‘bubbles’ of students, and it’s often hard to remember that when we leave school we shouldn’t be gathering in groups of more than 6.
Young people are being blamed for spreading the virus, but we wanted to show we really do care about our older relatives.
Pictures of their grannies
Each youth councillor brought pictures of their grannies to their Zoom meetings and discussed what they could do to keep them safe. A group then worked with a graphic artist to produce the poster.
It has been sent to all schools within the district, youth clubs, town and parish councils to help spread the message ‘Keep Your Granny Safe.’
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