Barnsley care home resident treated to autobiography reading by pupils

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Pupils from Darton Primary School along with the Home Manager of Deangate Care Home Johnny Edwards and the activities coordinator Suzanne Youel
Pupils from Darton Primary School along with the Home Manager of Deangate Care Home Johnny Edwards and the activities coordinator Suzanne Youel

A BARNSLEY care home resident has been treated to a reading of his autobiography by primary school pupils during National Storytelling Week.

 

84-year-old Ron Lindsey was surprised by the pupils, who visited Deangate Care Home, in Mapplewell, to recite their favorite stories.

 

Ron enjoyed a career in the army and as a professional driver, launching his own taxi and luxury car firms, before retiring and eventually moving into the home in 2014.

 

Eleven year four pupils from Darton Primary School visited the home as part of National Storytelling Week, which runs from 30th January to 6th February.

 

Ron, who titled his autobiography “Here, There and Everywhere”, said: “I am delighted that the children took the time out of school to come and read my book, I found it both emotional and enjoyable.”

 

Ellie-May Ingham and Oliver Hull aged 10 reading to Ron Lindsey
Ellie-May Ingham and Oliver Hull aged 10 reading to Ron Lindsey

Johnny Edwards, manager at Deangate Care Home, said: “Ron is extremely proud of his autobiography and he really enjoyed seeing and hearing the school pupils reading passages to him.

 

“It was great to see all our residents enjoying the company of the pupils and listening to their favorite stories. We can’t thank Darton Primary School enough for coming in.”

 

Christine Sowerby, parent support advisor at Darton Primary School, said: “[it was a pleasure to be asked and for the children to read to the residents as part of National Story Telling Week.”

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