The people living at Okeley Care Home were transported to the land of Oz recently as they celebrated National Tell a Fairy Tale Day.
The team working at the home wanted to make this an immersive experience for all, so they transformed the reception area at Okeley into the land of Oz. To do this, they laid down a yellow brick road, made their own hot air balloon and used themed banners and balloons to add colour and set the scene.
To complement the theme, team members dressed up as characters from the original film aired back in 1939. They also had a variety of props on hand, which included hats, wigs and masks so residents could get involved in the fancy dress antics. A member of the team then went around with a camera and captured pictures of people dressed up, surrounded by team members in full fancy dress. Everyone had smiles on their faces seeing the people who care for them dressed as recognisable characters from the film and certainly made for many comical moments throughout the day.