A Sanctuary Care home in Redditch enjoyed page-turning fun, when local nursery children shared a special interactive story.
The Gingerbread Man
To celebrate, the young visitors performed the well-known fairy tale The Gingerbread Man for all to enjoy, with homemade masks to help them jump into character.
Betty Wretford, 90-year-old resident, said: “Oh I adored the performance, they were so sweet and were fantastic – I really enjoyed it.”
Sharing favourite novels
Following their rendition, residents gave the children an insight into what novels they enjoyed at their age and shared highlights what the stories were all about.
Fellow resident Pearl Bishop, 89, added: “The children were lovely and I told them all about the novels I used to enjoy – Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Beatrix Potter were my favourites – the whole day was great.”
“…children put in a lot of effort…”
Deputy Manager and Early Years Teacher Joanna Walker, added: “It was so wonderful to hear how much the residents enjoyed our visit for National Storytelling Week. The children put in a lot of effort and practice for The Gingerbread Man performance and it all came together perfectly, I am really proud of them.”
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Fiona Morsy concluded: “Our residents always love when the children come to visit, their faces light up and they hang onto their every word – and this visit was no different, when they performed they were all in complete awe and thought it was one of the sweetest things ever.”
About National Storytelling Week
2017 marks the 17th year of National Storytelling Week, which was set up by the Society for Storytelling to promote traditional storytelling amongst all ages.