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A Pocket of Hope

Year 5 enjoyed attempting this very tricky challenge.  It was a little like a wrestling match against the piece of paper but we persevered and got there in the end.


As part of The January Challenge I discovered this lovely activity selected for you by Jess Thom.  For Jess’ story, please visit the Artsmark page of the website, where you can view a video where she introduces herself.


I think sharing hope with others is a lovely idea, which everyone could benefit from in these difficult times.  Please read the introductory words below, watch the video and make your own Pocket of Hope.

“We’ve chosen this challenge to encourage proactive sharing of what gives us hope. We love the idea that people will take time to consider what gives them hope or someone in their life (friend, colleague, neighbour) who could benefit from receiving an unexpected Pocket of Hope through their letterbox.” 




Make a Pocket of Hope. Decorate a piece of paper with words, images, marks or colour that will give you or someone else hope or joy. Keep it in your pocket, purse, wallet, bag or somewhere to find whenever you like. You could make one for someone you know to carry with them and include things you know they like or enjoy. Think of it as a visual or written pick-me-up that can be used repeatedly as needed!


“An uplifting, creative tonic which has no limit on its dosage.”

How to make a Pocket of Hope

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOWWelcome to this creative challenge from It's Not you Birthday But... "A Pocket of Hope!"Inspired by Letters from The Surrey History Centr...