The residents of Acacia Lodge enjoyed an exciting and energy filled morning on Friday as part of the National Care Home Open Day with over 70 children from Valley Road School, Peppard Primary and St Mary’s School visiting.
Valley Road Year 3 children went along to chat to the residents and St Mary’s and Peppard Primary brought cakes for the baking competition. St Mary’s School children who regular visit the home also brought back their amazing clay portraits of some of the residents to show them.
Sally-Anne Coleman, the Activities Co-Ordinator at the home said, “The cake competition was a huge success with many many wonderful entries. Our fabulous panel of judges William Lam, the Mayor Councillor Lorraine Hillier, Lady Catherine and Olive Bond did a cracking job and managed to nibble their way through every entry before announcing the chocolate hedgehog winner by Louis from Peppard School. The residents also enjoyed an ice cream from the van and the funny seaside heads photo competition was hilarious. A wonderful community event bringing smiles to the residents and a house full of laughter.”
The Mayor said afterwards, “I’ve had a wonderful morning with the residents and local school children. There was much excitement when the children arrived with cakes and artwork to display. As one of the cake judges I have never consumed so much in an hour! All worthy winners.”