Schoolchildren bring festive cheer to care home

Dec 13, 2023 | News | 0 comments

Hundreds of pupils from Watchlytes Primary School in Welwyn Garden City gathered at a local care home to sing Christmas carols to residents. 

Children aged between three and eleven all walked together to Anson Court Care Home to perform a number of festive songs. 

Nalisha Patel, Headteacher at Watchlytes, explains: “We’ve visited Anson Court before but this year, for the first time, we decided to take the entire school. It was quite a spectacular sight to see over 200 pupils gather in the courtyard. The children were so excited and it was beautiful to see the smiles on the residents’ faces when they sang.” 

Nalisha adds: “Christmas is a time to come together. At Watchlytes, our school values include kindness and respect, and what better way to live these values than to spread some joy and give something back to our local community.”

As well as being a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the children, intergenerational events like this can help to improve wellbeing for older people. 

Leian Madden, Activity Coordinator at Anson Court, says: “The residents absolutely loved listening to the children sing. They really enjoyed themselves and the children were fantastic.”