St Mary's pupils helpat care home

As part of a community learning initiative, Year 1 pupils at St Mary's First School are visiting Berwick Care Home fortnightly to work alongside the residents to develop cross-generational links.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 09:06 am
St Mary's First School pupils at Berwick Care Home.

The children do a range of activities from reading to crafts, and singing to story-telling, with the aim to foster a sense of community responsibility and pride, while having fun and making new friends at the same time.

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The initiative is led by Miss Pearson, the Newfields-based school’s Year 1 teacher, who, with the staff at the care home, are already witnessing the benefits for both residents and pupils, as it provides a different stimulus for learning and enjoyment.

With characters in both groups the stories and tales that are emerging are fantastic, with the children developing a real sense of what it means to be part of the Berwick community.