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SFG College: Year 9 pupils brighten lives at Abbot Care Home

Education: Secondary / Wed 5th Jun 2024 at 07:39am


A GROUP of Year 9 pupils from Sir Frederick Gibberd College have been making a heart warming impact at Abbot Care Home through their regular visits.

These interactions have not only brought joy to the residents but also enriched the students’ lives, fostering a sense of community and empathy.


Charlotte, one of the visiting students, shared, “It’s important for us to go to Abbot Care Home because it puts a smile on the residents’ faces and we are giving back to the community. For me, it has been amazing as the residents show a bit of my nan who passed away a few years ago.” This sentiment is echoed by her peers, who appreciate the meaningful connections they have formed.

Pablo emphasized the importance of these visits, stating, “It is good to talk to them and share moments with them because they might need it.” Cruz added, “Some of their family members may not be able to see them,” highlighting the loneliness many residents face.

Holly remarked, “I think it’s good to go to the nursing home because it gives us the opportunity to spend time with the elderly and do activities with them so they have company.” Nathan pointed out the unique value of these visits, saying, “I like going because it helps the people there enjoy having visitors that aren’t family.” Lily further noted, “I think that it’s important to visit the care home as some residents don’t get many visitors, so it’s nice for them to be seen by others.” Elliott summed it up well by stating, “It helps give back to the community, it is fun, and some people in the home could get lonely.”

Helen Cro, the Lifestyle Coordinator at Abbot Care Home, expressed profound gratitude for the students’ visits. “Firstly, thank you so much for all the amazing visits from the young people at SFG who have been caring, respectful, and fun! We have had the most uplifting and loving responses from our residents due to these visits. The benefits are too many to mention, but these visits mean more than words could ever express!”

Jade Weatherley, a member of the senior leadership team at SFG, praised the students for their compassion and maturity. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to see our students spend time with the residents of Abbot Care Home.

“The students are a credit to SFG as they have shown such compassion and maturity. It is evident how appreciative the residents are of our visits and how the students are learning so much about the lives of the residents and about life outside of school.”
These visits not only enhance the lives of the elderly residents but also instil valuable life lessons in the students, demonstrating the profound impact of intergenerational connections.”The students are a credit to SFG as they have shown such compassion and maturity. It is evident how appreciative the residents are of our visits and how the students are learning so much about the lives of the residents and about life outside of school.”
“These visits not only enhance the lives of the elderly residents but also instil valuable life lessons in the students, demonstrating the profound impact of intergenerational connections”.

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1 Comment for SFG College: Year 9 pupils brighten lives at Abbot Care Home:

Mes saggers
2024-06-05 10:32:44

Very proud of our son. He has taken to the visits really well he loves making the residents smile and is getting as much out of the visits as the residents. Thank you for the school for giving the students the opportunity to spend time with older and vulnerable people.

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