Teenagers in Hersden have been showcasing their impressive gymnastic skills to residents at their local Sanctuary Care home.
The Elite Gymnastics team members, who are between the ages of 11 and 14, from Spires Academy have joined residents of Meadow View Residential Care Home in Blackthorn Road as they put on an energetic display and showed off a move or two.
Students pulled out all the stops to put on a show-stopper performance as they came together in a group display, followed by individual performances for the enjoyment of the residents.
“They were amazing…”
90-year-old Beryl Palmer said “The gymnasts were wonderful. I would never be able to do the moves they did, even when I was a younger.”
Fellow resident Eileen Casbolt, who is 95 years old, said “They were amazing. I had trouble with hop scotch at their age, let alone gymnastics. It was a lovely day.”
Following the performances, students spent time with the residents while enjoying mouth-watering refreshments.
The Sanctuary Care home’s manager Matt Wood said: “Our residents always enjoy visits from students at Spires Academy and this time was no different. We were all in admiration of their impressive moves and they went to a lot of effort to pull out all the stops just for us and it was definitely worth it, we all had a fantastic time.”
Students get a real ‘buzz’
Teacher Nicky Lewis added: “We all had a wonderful time visiting Meadow View, we received great feedback and it was clear to see from the residents’ faces that they thoroughly enjoyed the display.
“It was also a great experience for the students to support their local community and everyone has walked away with a real buzz following the trip.”
About Meadow View
Located in a quiet residential area, Meadow View is a stunning care home with the usual luxuries and comforts you’d expect, from beautifully decorated lounges and spacious bedrooms with wet room en-suites to a top-floor sun terrace and attractive sensory gardens.