Generation gap bridged at care home reading event - The Rugby Observer

Generation gap bridged at care home reading event

A GENERATION gap was bridged at a care home when Rainbows Girl Guides paid a visit to celebrate National Storytelling Week.

Anya Court Care Home resident Walter Winton, 98, read The Bumblebear and The Gruffalo’s Child to fellow residents and girls from the Bilton 7th Rainbows Unit.

Walter said: “I enjoyed reading the stories. They were a lot longer than I remembered from when I was a child!”

Anya Court customer relationship manager Karen Handley said: “This was a perfect opportunity to join forces with both the Rainbows group and our residents to celebrate National Storytelling Week. The children loved listening to their favourite stories being read by Walter.”

Rainbows group leader Kat Everett said: “I’d like to say thank you to Anya Court for such a lovely opportunity to bring both the elderly and younger generation together – both enjoyed hearing the stories.”

Both parties now hope to turn the reading into a weekly event, aiding the The Society for Storytelling in its mission to promote the tradition of oral storytelling.

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