Jane Austen News - Issue 64
What's the Jane Austen News this week?Jane Austen Inspired Anti-Bullying Campaign
Recently we had a nice surprise in the post: a collection of handmade letters from students of a language school in Greece, who made them as part of an anti-bullying campaign and as their way of honouring the 200th anniversary of Jane's death.
The overall campaign is called 'Keep Smiling: from children to children' and the project was done for Valentine's Day (they arrived late).
The children named their card and letter collection 'Jane Austen v Bullies'. All the students range in age from juniors to teenagers, and they participated whilst being inspired by Jane's quotes and becoming familiar with her life and works.
They want us to keep the cards "as a token of appreciation for the work we do in honour of a literary giant", which we thought was such an incredibly kind gesture, and we loved reading them all so we thought you might too!
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