Care Residents and Schoolchildren Engage in Inter-Generational Project at Rathmore House

A group of Camden-based schoolboys have entertained and supported care residents as part of Central and Cecil’s (C&C) inter-generational project, bringing young and elderly members of the local community together.

Around 20 boys aged 8 and 9 years old from Hereward House School in Hampstead took the very short walk across to care home Rathmore House on Thursday 28 April. They sang and played songs including Yellow Submarine in order to entertain residents, and joined in with arts and crafts.

And despite the age gap of over 80 years in many cases, both residents and youngsters enjoyed the occasion tremendously.
“The visit from the school was really welcomed by residents, providing us with great company” said long-time Rathmore resident John Beaver, 81.

“It would be fantastic now if the kids were able to visit us on a regular basis, to allow us to get to know each other better and interact more.”

“It was magical watching the boys work with the residents!” said Ben Aarons, Head of Music at Hereward House.

“So many of the boys have expressed how much they enjoyed the visit and how they would love to do it again.”

The inter-generational visit from Hereward House was the last in a series of events held across C&C’s two Camden care homes Rathmore House and Compton Lodge to mark Easter this year.







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