Junior students in Aquinas have engaged in the My Dear New Friend Letter-Writing initiative. Students from Years 8, 9 and 10 were invited to write letters to the residents of Nazareth Village Care home during the period of Lockdown and the months after. The Letter-Writing project was launched nationally by the Literacy Trust and led and coordinated internally in the school by Olivia Feron, a Year 13 English student. The aim of the project was to develop and strengthen community links and connect people across the generations during the period of Lockdown, which was a very isolating time for many, young and old. While personal experiences might be different, this past year of pandemic and lockdown has created a shared experience on a local, national and global scale. The project was launched to help people look out for each other and feel connected since research suggests that letter-writing can help combat feelings of loneliness and improve mental health and well-being. The project also aims to promote literacy and re-introduce younger people to the art of letter-writing, a practice which has become less prevalent in our digital age. The school received a lovely letter of reply from a representative for the residents in Nazareth Care Village who expressed their pleasure at receiving the correspondence. We hope to be able to visit our new friends in person in the next academic year.