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 Dozens of jack-o’-lanterns created at care home pumpkin carving workshop

Dozens of jack-o’-lanterns created at care home pumpkin carving workshop

By 1st November, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

PUMPKIN carving brought Tyneside primary school pupils and elderly residents together to create dozens of jack-o’-lanterns.

Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, invited children from Waverley Primary School and Lemington Riverside Primary School to help turn over 40 pumpkins into the spooky Halloween decorations.

Resident Peggy Harwood, 88, and Waverley Primary School pupil Ella Smith, 6, worked closely together on the jack-o’-lantern production line.

Peggy said: “It was lovely carving the pumpkins with Ella. She’s very good.”

The finished lanterns were spread around the care home, on Bewick Crescent, on Halloween night.

Resident Ethel Smith’s daughter, Pauline Owens, also donated a Halloween cake for the residents to share.

Michelle Sewell, activities coordinator at Waverley Lodge Care Home, said: “Resident’s had said they would like to have a go at pumpkin carving, so we thought it would be a good idea to get as many as possible, so that everyone could have a go.

“It was wonderful to have our own handmade decorations around the home. And our residents had a great time.”

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