Residents enjoy day of pampering by students

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Residents at an independent living scheme in South Elmsall enjoyed a relaxing morning when beauty students gave them free treatments.

Year ten pupils from Minsthorpe Community College visited tenants at Wakefield and District Housing’s Farfield Court independent living scheme.

Residents were given arm massages and manicures and enjoyed coffee and cakes as well, on July 17.

Jane Gwilliam, WDH’s tenant involvement officer, said: “It’s great for our tenants to interact with younger people from the local area to improve their wellbeing.

“The girls from the school did a brilliant job and our tenants had a lovely morning.”

Ms Gwilliam said visiting the residents enabled the girls to improve their communication skills with real clients and work on providing a professional treatment.

Tenant Thelma Howard, 81, enjoyed having her nails manicured.

She said: “I’ve had a lovely time, the girls were really nice. My nails are beautiful.”

The pupils also tried out their skills on tenants at WDH’s Mellwood House extra care scheme in South Elmsall.

The students’ beauty course forms part of their curriculum at school, and they can go on to continue the course with a level three post-16 qualification.