Signature at Ascot Grange Unites Residents with Sixth Form Students on Outreach Programme

Signature at Ascot Grange have collaborated with Charters School’s Sixth Form to allow residents the opportunity to connect with students on a weekly basis, providing company and interaction.

A current cohort of seven students are enjoying a break from their school curriculum schedules to benefit from the Outreach Programme. To date, COVID-19 regulations and Government guidance has meant the meetings have been virtual, but as the term progresses both students and residents are hopeful for in-person interaction.

Signature at Ascot Grange is an award-winning, purpose-built care home capable of providing residents with various care services.

They team up with Charters School, one of the largest secondary schools in the area, to provide both students and residents the opportunity to build new relationships, learn, enjoy one another’s company and benefit from the unique experience the collaboration offers.

Whilst adhering to COVID-19 Government guidelines, Signature at Ascot Grange has previously offered their facilities and cinema rooms to pupils of Charters School and offered to host the premier of Ascot Grange’s annual musical.

Regulations put that particular concert on hold but did little to prevent the strengthening of the collaboration between the care home and the secondary school.

Residents of Signature at Ascot Grange are now looking forward to the next stage of the home’s relationship with the school, and to meet the students with whom they have been interacting with.

Discussing the Collaboration with Charters School Diana, a resident at Signature at Ascot Grange, said: “We are hoping to meet Charters’ students in person to chat about their school day, events that are going on, and to share with them what is happening at Ascot Grange. We have had a lovely chat previously with them on screen – it was great fun whilst we all enjoyed our afternoon cup of tea and cake!”

Laura Davies, Activities Supervisor at Ascot Grange, said: “It is so lovely for our residents to talk with Charters’ students and embrace this programme. Most of them are parents themselves and having that dialogue triggers happy memories for them in their family unit or indeed as children.

We talked about school uniforms, for example. Each resident discussed what they wore as children and all of the different colours that they wore. Residents and students laughed together and at each other- it was great fun for all involved and we are all now looking forward to being united in person.”

 

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