Hebburn care home art session for school pupils during Feb half term

The school half-term holidays saw some Tyneside pupils visit their local care home to take part in an arts and craft session.

The children of the care team at Willowdene Care Home, Hebburn, near Newcastle created pictures with the elderly residents during the school break.

Jade Taylor and Ayesha Jones, carers at the home, brought their children to the home’s dementia suite for the arts and crafts session.

Ms Taylor’s three children, aged between nine and three, all took part colouring in and glittering pictures while chatting to residents about living at the home.

Her son, Jame, spent time with 92-year-old resident, Jessie Hannah, asking her questions about her life and music tastes and then swapped pictures.

He said: “I have enjoyed today, coming to see the residents. I loved talking to Jessie, she’s really nice.”

Michael Beaney, home manager at Willowdene Care Home, said: “It is so thoughtful of Jade and Ayesha to think of the residents during the half-term holiday and to bring their children to the home.

“They are all lovely kids and the residents enjoyed meeting them and creating pictures with them.

“Intergenerational activities can be really beneficial for both young and elderly participants, as the arts and crafts session demonstrated. Both the children and our residents had big smiles on their faces at the end of the day.”

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