Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home in Scarborough has been playing host to a number of young visitors from the town.
The visits bring joy into the lives of its residents, with both generations gaining from the experience.
Wheatcroft School has been bringing groups of children to the Filey Road nursing home for a few months now.
When they visit, the children take part in arts and crafts and book reading with the residents, or they sing songs to them.
Childminders Colleen Doolin and Tracey Pickford have also been regular visitors to the home, along with the children they look after.
The home’s managing director Mike Padgham said: “The residents love the company of children and are always delighted when we have visits from Wheatcroft School or from the childminders.
“I think everyone benefits. Clearly the residents enjoy having the children visit and get a great deal of joy from it. At the same time, I think it is good for the children to come in and spend time with older people, getting used to their company and learning a little about care and nursing homes.”
Wheatcroft headteacher Jenny Hartley said: “I am delighted that our pupils can reach all of the people within our local area. It is enabling our children to develop empathy, care and friendship across the different generations.”