Party in the valley

As part of Ivy Court’s school’s participation project one of our local schools, Valley Primary, put on a party afternoon for nine of our residents in their school hall on 17th December. They had got the whole school body to participate in various ways, from designing and writing cards for all of our residents in the home, making food for the buffet, fundraising to pay for the materials and prizes and putting together a show for us to watch.

The performances consisted of everyone from the little to the slightly bigger, performing dances, solo singing, carolling and a nativity play. Our residents were very moved by the effort the children had gone to and were engaged throughout. One little boy, Chance, had even gone out and got a very dapper suit to wear for his solo.

The children then sat and talked to the residents whilst they also served them the teas and buffet food they had spent the morning making. When the school bell rang, all the children said their goodbyes and the staff continued the party by getting out the bingo, which was called by the caretaker, and the goodies up for grabs which included chocolates, wine, and nice smelly bits for the bath.

Overall it was a wonderful afternoon and Ivy Court is very grateful to the school. We look forward to arranging more interesting events together, and hope to invite the children to the home very soon so that we can return the favour.

Ivy Court

Home Manager

Charles Leonard


Ivy Road,

0808 202 0478
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