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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

School Council

Year 5 and 6 School Council Representatives visit Queen Elizabeth care home as part of their reading week.

On Friday, 26th February, the Year 5 and 6 School Council Representatives were invited to Queen Elizabeth care home as part of their reading week.

As we arrived we were warmly greeted by the staff at Queen Elizabeth. We were led to the Library where all the children confidently introduced themselves to the residents. The residents were so pleased to see our children and welcomed them with smiles.

Reading Week 3

Our children did our school and themselves so proud. They read pieces of writing they had written or chosen, with confidence and enthusiasm. After which they enjoyed cakes and milkshakes with the residents as they went and read to them individually. The children also enjoyed asking and answering questions as they chatted with the residents. Our children showed such warmth, kindness and maturity during our visit.

After refuelling, the children were read to by one of the volunteers, which they really enjoyed. To end our time at the care home, Mrs Douglas shared some riddles with everyone. It soon became a competition between the children and the residents! With full stomachs and in high spirits, it was time to leave.

A super opportunity which we look forward to repeating very soon.

Reading Week 1