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Ashwood Students Meet Their Intergenerational Pen Pals

Last week, Ashwood students met their intergenerational pen pals for the first time at Broadacres Care Home.

Since March 2020 – throughout the pandemic – the students have been exchanging letters with some of the residents from the care home and they finally got to meet their lovely pen pals face-to-face!

During the visit, Class 2 sang sea shanties and dropped off more letters and sweet treats for the residents to enjoy.

Shirley Ward, resident at Broadacres Care Home, said: “How wonderful. Thank you so much – you have brightened our day.”

Lindsey Grady, Home Manager at Broadacres Care Home, said: “It was wonderful and so kind of the children and their teachers to visit.

“One of our residents, June Hague, was moved to tears by the children’s visit and thought the letters were beautiful.

“All the residents were so pleased to see them and can’t wait to tuck into all the lovely treats they have donated.”

They’re hoping that the students can visit their pen pals again during the festive period to sing some Christmas carols!