Tyne and Wear care home joins up with local primary school for innovative exercise extravaganza


Thornbury - Oomph SessionChildren at Thornbury Close Primary School enthusiastically participated in a unique and inclusive exercise class which was run at a special activities event put on by Thornbury Care Home, which is located in Tyne and Wear.


Thornbury Care Home’s Activities Co-ordinator, who is also referred to as the ‘Oomph! Lady’, visited the primary school to run an exercise class which involved pulse-raising dancing with pom-poms and other glittery accessories.


Oomph! classes are regularly held at Thornbury Care Home, where residents are supported to participate in physical exercise that is accessible, fun, and has wide-ranging health benefits. Members of staff work with residents to co-design the classes, which promote mobility, and focus on creating a positive and exciting environment.


Thornbury is part of the Embrace Group, and provides dementia, residential, nursing and physical disability care for older people.


Julie McClurey, Activities Co-Ordinator at Thornbury, commented:


“The children loved taking part in the exercise class, and it was a great opportunity for them to learn more about the great work we do to support residents at Thornbury Care Home. We look forward to running more joint activities with the primary school in the future.”


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