St Georges Court Care Home In Cambridge have always had good relationships with their local schools. Residents have missed seeing the children and the friendships that they have made. Some of the children from the schools have been writing letters and sending pictures, which the residents have thoroughly appreciated. Now the children are back at school the residents were so elated to hear from Laura Skinner that the children at Sancton Wood School were going to Zoom them to put on a wonderful poetry show for National Poetry Day.
It meant a lot to the residents to be asked to become the children’s virtual grandparents for the occasion.
Laura explained when they did this for the first time last year many of the children’s grandparents came to the school to enjoy their poems. They did not want to disappoint the children this year so thought it would be a fantastic idea to involve the residents at St Georges Court Care Home.
There was a buzz around the home on the day of the zoom poetry. Residents gathered around the TV eagerly waiting to see and hear the children recite their poems that they had been learning.
Many of the residents are grannies and grandads themselves so this was exceptional special for them due to the fact as they have not been able to see their own grandchildren during this pandemic.
There was a wonderful range of poetry starting off with the Reception Class recital of Michael Rosen’s “We’re all going on a bear hunt”. You could see the amount of work that had gone into this wonderful project, not just remembering the words but actions and drawings as well.