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Droitwich care home residents make 'pompom keyrings' for their Chawson pen pals

Droitwich Editorial 30th Sep, 2019

DROITWICH care home residents have been busy making personalised ‘pompom key rings’ to thank their Chawson Community First School pen pals who regularly write to them, writes Sophie Baram.

The pen pal scheme was created to give those residing at Ravenstone Care Home a special connection to the town’s younger generation and local community.

The scheme has been beneficial to everyone involved.

Ravenstone residents now have over 20 pen pals at the school and were welcomed to a special assembly before the summer, where the children entertained them by singing, telling jokes and just having a chat.

Home manager Wendy Stokoe, said residents loved writing and receiving letters from the school children and decided themselves to make the pompom gifts.

Nicola Peck, Chawson First School’s deputy headteacher, said the pupils enjoyed entertaining and interacting with their pen pals.

The children said they were excited to exchange more letters with the residents next year.

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