NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE RHYME CHALLENGE BRINGS TOGETHER LOCAL CARE HOME AND PRIMARY SCHOOL.
Residents from Sunningdale Court, a residential home for people with a learning disability in Ashby have invited a local primary school into their home as part of an intergenerational Rhyme Challenge.
The residents have been entertaining pupils from Oakfield Primary School every Monday since June 3rd.
Each Monday, pupils from the school have undertaken a series of activities with the residents, based on different rhymes such as Polly Put The Kettle On, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Mary Had A Little Lamb. They also undertake group reading sessions and enjoy classics such as We're Going On A Bear Hunt when they were joined by a bear!
This series of themed activities has been initiated by North Lincolnshire Council following on from a very successful similar initiative last year that saw over 100 schools join in the challenge. The project was formed to help the different generations integrate, provide fulfilling activities and reduce social isolation among care home residents.
Sunningdale Court manager Anthony Egan said: “We are delighted to be a part of this fantastic challenge. Everybody at Sunningdale Court is really looks forward to welcoming the pupils to the home. Being able to connect with the children is great. We have an array of fantastic activities arranged which we are positive will be enjoyed by everyone participating. Our intergenerational links are so important to our residents.”
There will be a party on 8th July to celebrate the challenge.