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A group of well-read schoolchildren visited a Bookham care home to read poems and engage in conversations with elderly residents.

A group of ten students from Howard of Effingham School spent the afternoon at the Keswick Care Home (Anchor Care Homes) as part of the school’s community outreach program for pupils in Year 9.

Teacher Sheldon Snashall told the Advertiser: “This is the second time that we have brought a group of students to the Keswick Care Home and each time the students and residents have found the visit truly memorable.

“It is vital that young people grow up with a broad perspective of their wider local community and have an understanding of the role they play in making the community an enjoyable place to live.”

Student Gabby Sandford Marshall said: “I thoroughly enjoyed going to Keswick House. We brightened up their day and it brightened up mine. It was an experience I will never forget.”

Speaking after the visit on Saturday, classmate Bria Corr added: “I really enjoyed our trip to Keswick House. It was great to see the residents smile and hear about their families.

“I really enjoyed the trip; the residents were very easy to talk to and I enjoyed learning about the past that they have experienced.”

Source: Leatherhead Advertiser

Eastwick Park Ave, Great Bookham, Surrey KT23 3ND

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