Easter fun at The Elms

Thursday, 5th April 2018

Residents living at The Elms Extra Care scheme in Chester-le-Street had a fun afternoon making Easter crafts with Year 2 pupils from Cestria Primary School.

The residents and children decorated Easter bonnets and there was a competition with prizes for the winning team. All pupils received an Easter egg and a book donated by Karbon Homes.

The scheme is owned and managed by Karbon and the event is part of an on-going inter-generational project which brings young and old people together to increase understanding between the generations. 

Lewis Remington, Localism Officer at Karbon Homes, said: "Our residents and the pupils from Cestria Primary School have had a long-standing relationship and we try to bring them together to get involved in a variety of activities throughout the year. This was a fun afternoon with some very creative and colourful Easter bonnets. We are hoping to take our residents back to school with a visit and tour of the children's school this summer." 

Head teacher, Lorraine Gowland, said: "We have thoroughly enjoyed working with The Elms on several projects and the children have benefitted greatly from the experience. It is wonderful to see the different generations of our community working so closely together."