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Pupils link with local Nursing Home throughout lockdown

Charsfield's pupils spread a little happiness with Handford House Nursing Home 

We continue to link with the Activities Leader at Handford House, a nursing home in Ipswich that has 54 residents with both dementia and physical disabilities.  This is used as part the focus for the pupils PSHE and mental health and wellbeing, they understand the type of difficulties that the residents struggle with and have kept in touch with them since the summer last year.  This term, the pupils been looking at how making mistakes isn’t something to worry about and how we can learn that if something goes wrong, you can make it into something new or have another go.  The pupils have created a “Beautiful Oops” handmade folder, making lovely pictures from mistakes such as coffee cup rings, ink spills and a bit of torn paper.  The “Beautiful Oops” folder will go to the home for residents to thumb through or use as a source of an activity. 

The pupils were also very aware that some of the female residents, might not  receive a Mother’s day card this year and made some extra beautiful flowery cards that were given out even to those who perhaps aren’t Mums or who might have lost a child.  We are very proud of the way the pupils help this home.