PRIMARY school pupils have been spreading Christmas cheer throughout their community.

Students from All Saints’ Primary School, in Maldon, went into the community, posting Christmas cards and paying a visit to residents at Hailey House Care Home.

The early years pupils visited the care home to spend time with the elderly residents and sing carols from their Christmas production.

They then went on to bring season’s greetings to residents around All Saints’ school.

Headteacher Philip Brown said: “As a Christian school we want our pupils to understand the importance of community and giving, and by getting our youngest pupils involved we hope to instil these values so that they become second nature and help us to raise conscientious citizens of the future.”

A range of pupils, aged from seven to 11, were also commended for their performances for Farleigh Hospice at All Saints’ Church and at Longfield Care Home, where they hosted a nativity play and sang carols for residents.

Pupils were also joined by students from Heybridge Primary School to treat Maldon’s residents to another carol service.

Mr Brown added: “The school has already worked hard to establish relationships between its students and the care home’s residents as part of our UP! Project, and so this Christmas performance was truly heartfelt by the students and was clearly a real pleasure for those residents who have already taken the children into their hearts.”