Residents Keep in Touch with Local School Children
Despite the ongoing concerns over Covid 19, children of Bishop Chavasse Primary School in Tonbridge are keeping in touch with their friends at Barnes Lodge Care Home, by writing letters and sending drawings.
This week was supposed to mark National Intergenerational Week, featuring a programme of activities to celebrate the incredible relationships built between care homes and schools, however, due to the current situation, these of course had to be cancelled.
However, year 1 pupils of the Tonbridge school made sure their older friends didn’t miss out on their bi-weekly visits by taking the time to send some drawings and letters to the Tudeley Lane care home, before their home schooling commenced.
Nicky Pett, General Manager of Barnes Lodge said: “Usually the children would visit our residents every other week, so it is of course a real shame that we can’t do this at the moment. The residents loved receiving the letters and drawings though, it really brightened up their day to know their friends were thinking of them.”
Donna Weeks, Headteacher of Bishop Chavasse added: “At a time of challenge, our children wanted to take the time to write letters to their older friends at Barnes Lodge. It is a simple gesture but one we hope will put a smile on their faces.”