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Valentine's Day: Windhill School Association urges residents of Bishop's Stortford to 'Share the Love' and lift spirits by displaying colourful hearts and rainbows in their windows

In a bid to combat lockdown blues, Windhill21 Primary School’s parent and teacher body is encouraging the community in Bishop’s Stortford to ‘Share The Love’.

Windhill School Association (WSA) wants people to display colourful love hearts in their windows to spread joy ahead of Valentine’s Day on Sunday.

Everyone is invited to take part in the spirit-lifting endeavour – it is not solely open to Windhill21 families.

Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford – Katherine Easter with daughters Charlotte, 8, and Amelia, 2. Picture: Vikki Lince
Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford – Katherine Easter with daughters Charlotte, 8, and Amelia, 2. Picture: Vikki Lince

Flora Klumpler, WSA’s co-chair, explained: “This is not a WSA fundraiser, we’re simply hoping to put a smile on everyone’s face during these difficult times.

“Our PTA are conscious that people are feeling very glum and we’d like to tie in with Valentine’s Day, a day traditionally associated with love, and ask if kids and parents would like to colour in or create a heart to go in their window, to show that they want to Share The Love.

“This would be a nice way to show community spirit, and also great for kids and adults to spot the hearts in windows on their daily exercise.

Katherine Easter's template to colour in (44312145)
Katherine Easter's template to colour in (44312145)

“As with the rainbows displayed in windows during the first national lockdown, we’d like to give everyone something positive to look for.”

WSA treasurer Katherine Easter has designed a template incorporating hearts and rainbows for people to colour in and display. Contactless copies are available from the Indie’s office at 12 North Street, but the WSA will be pleased to see any colourful Valentine’s-themed creations.

The most eye-catching displays will win prizes. “We’ll be picking three winners from within school and three from the community to win tins of biscuits which will be delivered to their homes,” said Flora.

Participants must email a photo of their display to WSA@windhill.herts.sch.uk by next Friday (Feb 19) to be in with a chance of winning one of the Marks & Spencer Percy Pig gift tins.

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