Residents at Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding go back to school
Residents at Fenchurch House Care Home in Spalding enjoyed a month of ‘back to school’-themed activities throughout September.
Care and nursing homes across the Country Court group were encouraged to use residents’ ideas and memories of school days to create fun and engaging activities.
The ‘back to school’ activities had a different weekly theme throughout the month, with prizes for the most engaging activity each week.
In week one, the challenge was to learn a language, week two was poetry week and week three was science week. For the final week, the care homes held a school theme day, staff dressed up and residents enjoyed fun lessons and activities.
Residents enjoyed school dinner-themed menus for lunch with sponge pudding and custard for dessert to make it fully authentic.
At Fenchurch House residents enjoyed reminiscing about their school days, they played playground games and experimented with making mud volcanoes erupt in a science lesson.
Residents passed on their advice to the next generation of school children by sharing their words of wisdom on Facebook. Don’s advice was to ‘never give in’, and Marge advised being ‘honest, transparent and hard-working’.
The month culminated in a sports day, complete with an egg and spoon race and relay. Staff and residents had lots of fun recreating their sporting successes and enjoyed getting into the competitive spirit.
“We thoroughly enjoyed our back-to-school activities,” said Wellbeing coordinator Fawzia Giga. “It’s been wonderful to hear our residents reminiscing about their school days, we’ve got to know so much more about people’s lives as they were growing up.”