“Best day ever, we can’t wait to come back”, “I loved dressing up like an evacuee today. My favourite part was being able to talk to the residents”, “It was great to share what we’ve learnt with lots of people”, “Thank you for organising such a brilliant trip”, “I loved singing we’ll meet again, it was lovely when the residents joined in too.” – Year 5, Talycopa Primary School.
Residents at Peniel Green Care Home, Llansamalet were treated to an afternoon World War 2 performance from Year 5 pupils at Talycopa Primary School. The excited pupils donned their evacuee costumes, and put on a wonderful show of songs and poems from the WW2 era, including “We’ll meet again” and “In Flander’s Field”.
“This has really made a difference to our residents today. It was lovely hearing the story readings and singing. We’re looking forward to seeing the children again soon. The children have really brought so much happiness to our home,” Cath Wilks, Wellbeing Coordinator, Peniel Green.
“This was a fantastic experience for our pupils, to give them a real audience to share their learning. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed dressing up for the experience and being given the opportunity to talk with the residents,” Emily Liles, Year 5 Teacher, Talycopa Primary.
The performance was organised in line with Morganstone’s community benefits for nearby Lon Brynawel. The development will consist of sixteen three-bed homes for POBL Group.
The visit was arranged by Morganstone as part of a wider commitment to intergenerational events within the communities in which we work. “Our aim is to arrange more events of this nature, and inspire others to do the same. Intergenerational connections are invaluable, and leave both children and elders with wonderful memories”, Nia Collard, Community Engagement Manager.