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A group of primary school children paid an Easter visit to residents at Ribble Court Care Home this week.

The children from Little Hoole Primary School in Walmer Bridge near Preston popped into the home to sing some seasonal songs. Some of the children from the year 4 class had relatives in the home.

Emma McManus, Manager of Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole, said: “It was such a lovely and moving visit by the children.

“They came to sing three songs for our residents, including “Springtime”, “Kindness” and “You are my Sunshine” which all went down very well.

“While they were here, they also presented residents with mini Easter eggs in beautifully made packaging, which they had created as part of a design technology class project.

“After the performance, the children shared tea, juice, cakes and biscuits with the residents and talked about their creations in more detail.”

Abbi Street, Activities Coordinator for the home, said “The visit from the pupils brought happiness to all the residents and filled us with joy. One of our residents Gladys had tears in her eyes when the children sang ‘You are my sunshine’.

“Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we’re looking forward to welcoming the children back soon.”

The school’s headteacher Daniel Stammers said: “The visit to Ribble Court Care Home by our year 4 class was extremely successful. The children have been busy rehearsing their songs and it was lovely to have the residents as our devoted audience.

“Some of our pupils have grandparents and great-grandparents at the home, so it was particularly nice for them to be involved.

“We have discussed bringing a different year group every term to interact with the residents at the care home. We will also be extending invitations to the residents and carers of the home to come and watch our summer junior production led by year 6 and the school’s nativity in winter.

“We don’t want today to just be a one-off thing as we really want to help our pupils learn more about the local community and to build meaningful, special relationships with the residents of Ribble Court”.

One of the residents at Ribble Court, said: “The children were marvellous and very well behaved. They remembered all the words to their songs and even had dances to go with it. I’m really looking forward to them coming back again soon.”


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