The Platinum Jubilee celebrations have well and truly kicked off as older residents were joined by 30 children from St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, to participate in royal-themed activities including decorating delicious cupcakes, making colourful paper crowns and joining in to sing the national anthem as well as for the adults to share stories with the children about the Queens inauguration. This was the first time since the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions that children have been able to visit residents in person.
Catch a glimpse of the fun-filled celebrations below:
Resident Eileen commented: “Having the children here has been wonderful. It reminds me of when my children were young. I hope they can visit again soon.” Pupil Paigely added: “It’s been really fun, especially with the cakes!”
Deborah Harris Activities Coordinator for Orbit said: “We really value our connection with St Patrick’s School and the relationships that our residents can build with the children. For me, that’s what the Jubilee celebrations should be about – bringing together everyone in the community for this special occasion.”
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