Edwardstow Court team up with Stow on the Wold Primary School for a colouring competition
Edwardstow Court Care Centre run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) and Stow on the Wold Primary School have joined forces for an autumn themed colouring competition
Pupils at Stow on the Wold Primary aged (add in the lower age range) were tasked with a variety of colouring challenges including designing and colouring their own Autumn leaf and autumn themed colouring sheets. Older children at the school wrote poems about the season.
Residents at OSJCT Edwardstow Court Care Centre have been missing their regular visits from the school children, since they were suspended due to Covid19 restrictions, so they were delighted to see the artwork and to be involved with the judging of the competition.
The five winners of the competition won a craft kit and all the artwork will be on display at Edwardstow Court for the residents to see.
Gemma Joynes, Activities Co-ordinator said: “I am happy that we are able to build on our community links. It has been a real boost to our residents to be involved with the school. We look forward to working with Stow on the Wold Primary again.”
Mrs Rebecca Scutt, Head teacher at Stow on the Wold Primary said: “Stow on the Wold Primary school are delighted that we are able to maintain links with our dear friends at OSJCT Edwardstow Court through a super Autumn project. The idea was suggested by Gemma Joynes of Edwardstow Court, who provided lovely formats for the children to send leaf investigations, autumn messages, poems, writing and pictures to the residents.”
“The school children were very excited to see pictures of the residents reading their work and judging their efforts. They were thrilled to know that their work has been celebrated with a big display at OSJCT Edwardstow Court for residents to enjoy. The children were also rewarded for their efforts with beautiful paint yourself money boxes for the winners in each class.”
“It has been really heart-warming to think that in spite of everything, the children and their elderly friends have been able to keep their friendships going.”