Marston Court care home, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, organised a joint trip with Magdalen College school to Oxford’s Natural History Museum.

Twelve residents enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon at the museum along with a number of students from the school, who were invaluable in helping the residents to look around the museum.

The Natural History Museum contains some amazingly interesting fossils and stuffed animals, along with a substantial collection of skeletons of prehistoric animals. The interaction between the ages in such a historic setting was not only apt but a wonderful learning experience for all. On particular show were snake-skins and elephant teeth which were presented by Susan Griffiths from the museum opening a topical discussion.

Paul Lucas and Lottie Allen, activity coordinators at Marston Court, commented: “A big thank you to Magdalen College and to the Natural History Museum for welcoming us so readily. It was not only an informative but fabulous time for everyone. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the familiarity and strengthening of the already existing bonds with Magdalen College pupils.”