Thornton Dale Primary School celebrate poetry week with video from local care home residents

In celebration of Thornton-Dale Primary School’s poetry week, residents at a The Hall residential care home in Thornton-le-Dale have made a video reciting a variety of poems to send to the school children.

By Louise Perrin
Friday, 5th February 2021, 5:08 pm
Updated Friday, 5th February 2021, 6:03 pm

Residents at The Hall have filmed themselves performing a range of children’s poems including ‘The Invisible Bridge,’ ‘The Lazy Roof’ and ‘Did you ever play tag with a tiger’ to send to the children during their poetry week.

The video aims to recreate the sense of grandparents reading to their grandchildren.

Residents at The Hall relish their connection with Thornton-Dale’s students, and the poetry video was sent to the children via email so that they can enjoy it as they continue to learn from home.

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Nicky Beach, manager at The Hall, said: “Our residents love connecting with the children at Thornton Dale Primary and always enjoy reading to them, even if it is virtually. Recording the poems to share with the children for their poetry week is a memory that residents will cherish.”

Christina Stone, aged 69, resident at The Hall, said: “I loved reading to my granddaughter when she was little and having the opportunity to recite a poem for the children at Thornton Dale brought back this memory and was very special.”

Gwen Andrews, aged 89, resident at The Hall, said: “I used to be a teacher and would read poems and stories to the children in my class and was delighted to be able to record my poem to send to the children at Thornton Dale.”

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