Kingswood Manor Nursing Home has been busy building partnerships with local schools to hold intergenerational projects for students and their residents.
Kingswood Manor formed a community partnership with Rudland school to create their Caterpillars and Butterflies project. As part of the project Kingswood Manor will visit the school to make snatchers and mobiles to hang in their garden. The children will then go to Kingswood Manor to take part in a garden project. The theme this year is ‘In my Liverpool home’. As part of the project, the children will help to paint Liverpool landmarks to hang in the garden. Among the landmarks, they will place planter tubs with their house number and road on, splitting the garden into the Liverpool districts.
Kingswood Manor has also been working with Springwood Heath primary school. Residents attend a taster morning, helping in the classroom, before enjoying a school dinner with the children.
Residents also have a community partnership with Christian Fellowship school. Past projects have included the creation of a memory books, by students, based on residents’ memories. These were shown in schools, to teach children about life in wartime Liverpool.
Kingswood Manor serve as a great example of all the fun activities older people and younger people can take part in together, sharing memories and creating new ones.