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 Paddington Bear bridges the generation gap

Paddington Bear bridges the generation gap

By 27th March, 2019 Press Releases Comments Off

PADDINGTON Bear was the topic of discussion between elderly care home residents and primary school pupils during an intergenerational session.

Olive Stanton, Audrey Georgeson and Moreen Balase, all in their eighties, visited the reception class at St Bernard’s RC Primary School, Sherbourne Road, Ellesmere Port.

The residents from Aaron Court Care Home, on Princes Road, listened to the children telling them about the story of Paddington Bear, a topic they had been learning in class.

The children also brought their favourite bears into school to show residents. The two groups then made marmalade sandwiches together and ate biscuits shaped like the popular fictional character.

Lindsey Bevan, home manager at Aaron Court Care Home, said: “The visit to St Bernard’s RC Primary was part of an ongoing intergenerational programme.

“Our three ladies thoroughly enjoyed listening to the children about Paddington Bear and they were excited about sharing their knowledge.

“Intergenerational programmes like this have wide ranging benefits for both groups. Residents always look forward to the pupils visiting the home. They always bring so much energy and enthusiasm and it leaves everyone smiling and happy to see them.”