Friday, 24 September 2021

Pupils enjoy tea and cake on Queen’s birthday

CHILDREN from Watlington Primary School had a party with older residents to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

CHILDREN from Watlington Primary School had a party with older residents to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Ten girls visited the Old School Place sheltered housing scheme, which is run by Soha, where they interviewed residents to learn more about the town’s past. They recorded the day using iPad’s and GoPro cameras before having lunch.

Louise Floodgate, special educational needs teaching assistant, said: “It’s a fantastic experience to be working with the community of Watlington with the older residents and talking about their lives, what it was like to be a child in the town and understand their experiences.”

Jackie Logan, Soha’s resident involvement manager, said the company had wanted to run an inter-generational project. She explained: “The idea was the children talk to the residents here to find out what life was like since the Queen’s birth. It’s been fantastic, they are absolutely lovely and I think they have really enjoyed it.”

Resident Joan Merralls showed the youngsters her father’s Second World War medals. Sindy Randall served in Egypt and was awarded two African medals, a Defence Medal, Service Medal and one marking the Queen’s coronation in 1953. 





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