St Mary’s Children Light Up Afternoon for Care Home Residents

Children from Year 4 from St Mary’s School lit up Chiltern’s Court Care Home lounge yesterday afternoon with a musical performance for the residents.

The class all sang together When I Grow Up, from Matilda The Musical, Rather Be by Clean Bandit, Walking in the Air from The Snowman and the classic, What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong which the residents all sang along to.

There were also solo performances from Eve and Florence who played the piano and Argan sang Lazy Sunday Afternoon by Small Faces and a group of girls sang one of their songs; Symphony also by Clean Bandit.

Teacher, Nicky Elmore said, “They are particularly a music group and they love singing and the girls are really keen.  They have worked really hard as we have only had 3 sessions to practice considering half term.  Lots of them have learnt the words at home which is really dedicated.  I love teaching them singing.”

Resident Jane said, “It was very pleasant indeed, I really enjoyed listening to the children singing. Christine Johnston remarked, “Children make a show, wherever there is a performance and children are part of it they make it very special.  Jean Pinguet added, “They were wonderful.  This is the first time and it’s been absolutely lovely to be part of it and they are very talented.”

Nick Harris,  Customer Relations Manager, said, “I had tears in the eyes, I felt warmth and happiness.  It’s lovely to have the youth, and their vitality and we must do it again.  It is important to reach out to schools as the Chiltern’s Care Home is part of the community.”

“We were delighted to be invited to Chilterns Court, and to meet some of their residents – as a Henley school, we really value being part of our local community.  It is wonderful for the children to meet the residents, these sorts of intergenerational experiences are so valuable to them. I am always very proud of our pupils and how they represent the school, we had lots of wonderful comments about their manners and kindness.  I know that their enthusiasm and energy brought a smile to the faces of the Chilterns Court residents, which is wonderful!”  added, Rob Harmer, Headmaster