Teddy treat for all ages
YOUNG and old came together for a special teddy bears picnic.
Children from Small World Nursery in Castleton visited elderly residents of Half Acre House Care Home.
They tucked into a picnic and read Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
A spokeswoman for the care said: “This is the beginning of a friendships where old and the young who have so much in common can share a short time, enjoying each other’s company.
“Both organisations agree this is a great community opportunity to broaden the experiences of the young by intermingling with elderly people.
“The friendships & conversations are both reciprocal and rewarding.
“The nursery plans to keep in touch, by including music and a band on their next visit followed later by a Christmas concert.
“The morning was full of happiness and fun, leaving each group with fond memories. The idea of linking young and old together stems from a TV programme where regular interaction from a nursery school with a care home enhanced the lives of the residents, encouraging positive attitudes, physical development and better communication, whilst also helping the children to improve their communication skills and confidence.”