"Look at these colourful creations! Hearing the laughter and buzz of these children being here with us is so uplifting."
Ethel Boast, resident at Badgers Wood
An Intergenerational Junk Modelling Day was hosted on Tuesday 13th August at Badgers Wood Care Home in Drayton, which was given an ‘Outstanding’ rating following a CQC inspection earlier this year.
Residents, local children, family members and staff all worked together to experiment and have fun, turning junk and recyclables into fun models and creations.
Joan Frost, resident, said “it’s such fun working with the children, they have such fantastic imaginations, and the creations are amazing!”.
Fellow resident, Ethel Boast, added “Look at these colourful creations! Hearing the laughter and buzz of these children being here with us is so uplifting.”
Anne Riches, the home’s Registered Manager, said: “it is inspiring to see how the children interact with our residents, and vice versa. There are no barriers when you are working together on a project, which is not only engaging for all age groups and very creative and dextrous, but also shows that recycling and reusing can be fun.”
The weekly themed events continue to run at Badgers Wood over the whole of the summer holidays, and the weekly children’s visits are set to continue for pre-schoolers every Tuesday morning. Contact Badgers Wood on 01603 867247 for more information on how to get involved.
Badgers Wood forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. 79% of Larchwood Care Homes are rated as ‘Good’ or above by the CQC, above the industry average.
Photo caption: Residents and local children enjoying intergenerational ‘go-green’ recycling junk modelling day