The Beacon School Leaderboard 09/05

Year 9 Age UK Trip

Published by Cobham Hall on Tuesday 6th of December 2022

For Year 9’s Personal Discovery Framework lesson this Thursday, the craft group went to Age UK Gillingham to entertain the guests with a Christmas-themed dance performance and arts and crafts.

"Before entering the day centre I was quite nervous to meet the members there, but after spending some time with them and creating some Christmas crafts, I got more comfortable and ended up having a smile on my face. I learnt a lot about some of the members and will remember this experience."

"I enjoyed giving out different flavours of hot chocolate, showing them our dance, doing the crafts, getting to know them, watching them have fun and hearing them laugh, and giving out our snacks and seeing the smiles on their faces."

"I had a wonderful time chatting and making Christmas crafts with the seniors, as they were kind and caring towards us. I especially enjoyed talking to Brian and Jean as they were very kind-hearted. I made some Christmas wreaths with some people and they were very pleased with the results. I hope they had as good a time as I did."

The students enjoyed spending time with the guests, getting to know them, and finding out about their lives. This is a fantastic way for the students to learn more about the elderly community and create some wonderful friendships. Several of the students have become pen pals with the elderly guests, where they send each other regular letters and artwork, this is an excellent way for the girls to contribute to the community and offer companionship to the elderly.
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