Pupils’ visit to elderly residents in Stevenage helps lift spirits

Pupils, Ruben and Katie with resident, Isobel at Fred Millard Court

Pupils, Ruben and Katie with resident, Isobel at Fred Millard Court - Credit: Archant

Residents at a Stevenage care centre were given a new lease of life when pupils from St Nicholas Church of England Primary and Nursery School visited on Monday to regale them with songs, poetry and games.

The Year 1 and Year 4 pupils visited Fred Millard Court as part of the school’s Make a Difference in the Community Day which coincides with the marking of Lent each year.

Teacher Sue Baker said: “It was a really good visit, the children were sad when it was over and the residents loved it.

“The children loved being able to read to the residents and they took along plants and flowers to decorate the tables.

“The residents really liked it and played games like Memory and dominoes with the pupils.”

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Other youngsters at the school carried out tasks to ‘make a difference’ including packing bags at Asda, making food bank donations, giving toys to the Lister Hospital and setting up a store selling Mother’s Day gifts at the school.

Pupil Daisy Fraiser, aged six, said: “It was really good fun, I hope that we can do it again.”

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The school is planning a visit to the care home again next year. To find out more about the school visit www.stnicholas120.herts.sch.uk.

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