Children get food for thought during care home visit

Children and staff from Fitzwilliam Primary School at meeting residents and staff at Roop Cottage. (h618b243)
Children and staff from Fitzwilliam Primary School at meeting residents and staff at Roop Cottage. (h618b243)

GENEROUS youngsters clubbed together and created a luxury food hamper for residents in a care home.

The kind-hearted pupils from Fitzwilliam Primary School collected delicious items and gifts over the past few weeks to give the residents at Roop Cottage Residential and Care Home a treat.

They ventured out for the day last Tuesday and walked to the home, on Wakefield Road, Fitzwilliam.

Vikki Scott, teacher at the school on Second Avenue, said it was a good way to encourage children to get involved in their community.

She said: “They all loved it, and were really proud of themselves for doing such a nice thing.”

The school are working towards a community award, call the Go Giver Award which aims to make children active members of their community and help others.

And this was just the start, they will be returning to the care home to sing in a carol service later this month.

They will also be hosting a grandparents’ day with a tea and cake afternoon.