Spreading Festive Cheer with Care Home Residents



The Applied Learning Team along with School Direct trainee Heather Illingworth have worked hard to establish links with Health and Social Care services in the area. 

One of these is Priestley Care Home in Birstall. We often work together by sorting long and short term work placements as well as activity volunteers and visits from 60 Year 10 students.

We were very happy to help when the Care Home enquired if we could provide some festive entertainment for the residents over the holiday period. A Year 7 Singing Club was set up and staff and Health and Social Care students made up lots of hampers to donate. The students had a great time singing and speaking to the residents afterwards.

The Activity Coordinator said, “The residents really enjoyed the performance and expressed overwhelming feelings that the students thought about them enough to come and perform”.

We hope to continue this link and invited residents to attend the school show in March.