Care home residents enjoy cracking Easter visit from local school

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Following the success of their recent visit to Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home, pupils of Bishop Chavasse Primary School dropped in again this week to create some Easter bonnets with the residents.

 

In celebration of Easter, residents of the Tudeley Lane residential care home got into the spirit of spring and spent an afternoon decorating their own Easter bonnets. Helping with the job at hand, were children from Bishop Chavasse School, who visited the residents just a couple of weeks ago to deliver daffodils.

 

The residents and children gathered in the dining room and got stuck in to adorning their bonnets, using chicks, ribbon, fresh flowers and more. Both the residents and children were delighted with the finished bonnets, the children really enjoyed being creative and gave the residents some great ideas for their hats. The bonnets are sitting very proudly in the lounge and will be used when on Easter weekend as part of the celebrations.

 

Following their creative session, the children treated the residents to a singsong, performing All Things Bright and Beautiful for them, before they left.

 

Nicky Pett, Home Manager of Barnes Lodge commented: “Craft activities are great for our residents as they are able to make something that is personal to them and really make it their own, they are also sociable activities that encourage the use of their hands and coordination.

 

“Having the children here to help was delightful for the residents, we have established a great relationship with Bishop Chavasse, which is wonderful for both the residents and the children. We are all looking forward to welcoming them back for their Royal Wedding visit in May!”

 

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