Visits to our neighbours at Whitgift House Care Home are often a highlight for both the residents and our students. Many Whitgift students of all ages perform musical pieces or read poetry to provide a little entertainment. However, with the current pandemic, it hasn’t been possible to physically visit the home for most of 2020.
Lower First Formers found a way to reconnect by writing personalised Christmas greetings to nominated residents last week. Ms Mund, Teacher of Korean and Japanese, is the main coordinator of visits to the home, and as all Lower First Formers learn Korean when they join the School, she taught them how to write a Christmas message in Korean too!
Delivering them to Whitgift House, Mr Marlow, Head of Partnerships & Community said, 'We had a really positive reaction from the students who were keen to take part in this initiative. All of the cards had been quarantined for several days before delivery, to ensure there was no risk when we passed them over. The home was very happy to receive them and I'm told they have loved reading the messages.
"Whitgift was also delighted to share our live stream of the Whitgift Christmas Carol Service with residents this year and we also hear that they really enjoyed being able to watch and listen."
Well done to the Lower First Formers for their positive and encouraging messages and we very much look forward to the day when our students can, once again, visit inside the home.