Care home residents make new friends through school's pen pal scheme - The Rugby Observer

Care home residents make new friends through school's pen pal scheme

Rugby Editorial 29th Jul, 2019   0

CARE home residents have been sharing their life stories and making new friends with the younger generation.

Residents at Overslade House Care Home have teamed up with Rugby Free Secondary School for a newly launched pen pal scheme.

They have exchanged letters on topics such as holidays and places to visit – as well as tales of the past, from their time in the royal navy, to their wedding day – as part of pupils’ creative writing lessons.

Violeta Baesu, General Manager of Overslade House, said: “Residents have really enjoyed sharing their stories with the young pupils. So many have incredible tales and they love hearing the adventures of the students.

“The initiative has been so successful that we’ve even received emails from other schools across the country, and as far as Australia and Switzerland, asking how they could set up their own pen-pal projects.

“The residents at our home have wonderful stories, they’ve really enjoyed telling their tales with the young ones.”

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