Pupils join care home residents for intergenerational fun and games

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Pupils of Bishop Chavasse Primary School joined their friends at Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home for some classic fun and games.

 

The friends spent the morning together, playing games such as ping pong, feed the shark, quoits and some colouring in. After such a fun filled morning some much needed refreshments were enjoyed by all, with tea, squash and cakes shared in the activities lounge.

 

The school children have been visiting the residents for over a year now, popping in every other week to catch up and often learning about something new together. Previous visits have included celebrating Chinese New Year by making Chinese lanterns and learning all about space, making space themed mobiles.

 

Kay Hawkins, Activities Coordinator at Barnes Lodge said: “There is a huge difference in our resident when the children visit. Their faces just light up when they arrive and some of the residents actually stand at the window waiting for them in the morning. They absolutely adore them and get so much out of these visits, it really is wonderful to see and be a part of.”

 

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