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Children from Ilderton Primary School sing to elderly in tour to residential care homes in Bermondsey

A Bermondsey primary school choir is taking to the road to sing at local care homes

Pupils are from Year 5 and Year 6 at Ilderton Primary School , and their repertoire is a medley of wartime songs.

Their first concert took place at the Bluegrove House on 23 May. Residents of the care home were impressed with the children’s performance and even joined in to sing along for some of the songs.

After the concert, there was a reception with refreshments, so the care home residents and the choir members could mingle. Bluegrove residents also gave each child a gift bag as a thank you.

School staff organised this outreach in order to strengthen bonds with the surrounding community and to foster inter-generational connections.

“I plan to have the children visit a number of homes to sing, read poetry, and to generally interact with members of the community that they would not ordinarily meet,” said Ms. Reefer, one of the organisers at Ilderton.

Ms. Reefer said that she wants the children to have the opportunity to explore Bermondsey and to see what the community has to offer in terms of art, culture, and green space. So far, the Ilderton Primary School choir is planning a tour of residential care homes in the area, and they are continuing to practice their singing.


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