Youngsters bring Christmas cheer with visit to Ipswich residential home
PUBLISHED: 17:44 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:44 06 December 2017
Youngsters from St John’s Playtime Pre-School visited Shaftesbury House Residential Home yesterday to spread a little Christmas cheer.
The children visit the home once a months to see their friends at the home - to chat, play games and sing along with nursery rhymes.
Yesterday they opened a big box of Christmas crackers and residents entertained the kids by reading aloud the festive jokes.
Chris Bailey, activities leader at the home, said: “We had a lovely time.
“The children and residents love spending time with each other.
“One of the residents said to me she loves it because it reminds her of when her own children were at that age.
“She said it really takes her back.”
Sarah Knill, pre-school assistant at St Johns, added: “The children really enjoyed themselves visiting the residents.
“They really love going to see their friends.”