Sandford pupils enjoy weekly care home visit
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Beautiful friendships have formed across generations, thanks to a scheme run by Sandford Primary School.
Year one pupils visit the nearby St Monica Trust care home, in Sandford Station, once a week after staff were inspired by the moving TV show Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.
Children visit every Friday to make badges, sing songs and share photos.
The school’s Angie Stevens said: “Inspired by the pilot program on TV this summer, we were so impressed by the hugely positive health and emotional impact evident in both the young children and the older generation involved, that we wanted to do something here at Sandford Primary.
“The residents love meeting up with the children. Furthermore, we take our class of nine-year-olds to sing carols to the residents every Christmas – their favourite part being the tea and chat afterwards, when they can find out all about the lives of the older generation.”
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Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds was filmed inside a home owned by St Monica Trust in Bristol.
Due to the success of the social experiment, the organisation agreed to open a play area at the care home in Sandford Station.
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