Pot Kiln Primary School visit Mellish

Children from Pot Kiln Primary School in Sudbury made their first visit of the year to Mellish House in Sudbury this week.

During their visit the year 6 pupils did some arts and crafts work with residents on the theme of an American Diner and enjoyed some refreshments.

Activities Coordinator Glenda explained that this is the second visit from the local school and, by spending time together working on the same activity, a vital community link was being forged between the two places.

“The visits are really beneficial for the pupils and for our residents,” said Glenda. “Residents love having different people around, especially children, and really look forward to spending time with them.”

Pot Kiln Primary School year 6 Teacher Mr David Stevens, added: “It is a really beneficial relationship which is being built up with Mellish House. It is important the children have an understanding of the care required in their own local community and the chance to spend time with people of another generation – some of them don’t have the opportunity in their own family group.

“We bring a small group every month and those who have visited before are already asking when they can come back.”

Pupils, who had lots of fun with arts, crafts and plenty of glitter, commented “It’s a 100 times better than school” and “It’s interesting to talk to the people who live here.”

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Mellish House soon!


Mellish House provides specialist dementia care in a purpose built environment for up to 48 elderly people in Sudbury.

If you would like to find out more about life at Mellish House  and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5523 or mellish@CaringHomes.org

Mellish House

Home Manager

Maekhala Allan


20 Kings Hill,
Great Cornard,
CO10 0EH

0808 223 5523
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