Old and young come to­gether for a carol ser­vice

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

EL­DERLY res­i­dents were treated to a spe­cial carol ser­vice from young­sters to help them get into the fes­tive mood.

More than 15 pre-school chil­dren fromthe Col­lege Nurs­ery, in Park Cres­cent, Peter­bor­ough, vis­ited the nearby Park House Care Home this week.

The young­sters re­galed res­i­dents with the tra­di­tional car­ols that they had been busy prac­tis­ing.

Re­becca Matthews, man­ager of The Col­lege Nurs­ery, said: “We wanted to raise the chil­dren’s aware­ness of their wider com­mu­nity and en­cour­age them to do some­thing for oth­ers, so this was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for them.

“They prac­tised singing their Christ­mas nurs­ery rhymes and learned all of the ac­tions.

“Then on the day they were so ex­cited to go and sing the songs to the res­i­dents of Park House.

“They sang beau­ti­fully and gig­gled when they were ap­plauded.

“The chil­dren gave mince pies and Christ­mas cards to the res­i­dents and a won­der­ful time was had by all. We hope to make this an an­nual tra­di­tion.”

The nurs­ery is part of Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege and cur­rently cares for chil­dren from three months old to just un­der five years old.

It is open all week from 8am to 6pm for 50 weeks of the year. It pro­vides a ser­vice for both staff and stu­dents of the col­lege as well as be­ing open to the gen­eral pub­lic.

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