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Bolton care home shares stories with children for World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, children from Walmsley Church of England Primary School visited residents at Egerton Manor Care Centre, for an afternoon of fun and storytelling.

Dressed as characters from their favourite books, 20 children from Y5 and Y6 at the junior school in Egerton, along with class teachers and community leaders, brought a selection of tales to read with the residents.

Pupils shared passages from their best books, while residents enjoyed telling stories from yesteryear.

Martha Hamill, registered manager at Egerton Manor, says: “Over the last three or four months since our beautiful new home opened and welcomed its first residents, we have built a lovely relationship with the pupils at Walmsley Primary School. World Book Day provided the perfect reason to invite them in again and it was wonderful to see how much fun everyone had in each other’s company sharing their favourite stories.

“Intergenerational activities such as these have such a positive impact, not only on the wellbeing of our residents, but also for the children.  You are never too old to enjoy a good story and seeing the residents read with the children really was lovely.”

Egerton Manor resident, Graham Gibbons (93) said: “I have always loved books and still enjoy reading, so it was a real joy to see the schoolchildren today, learn about their favourite books and share some popular stories with them.”

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