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Rickling CofE Primary School visits to Stansted care home Mountfitchet House make lasting friendships



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Friendships across the generations have formed between elderly residents at a Stansted care home and pupils from a village school.

Key Stage 2 children at Rickling CofE Primary School have been visiting Mountfitchet House in Coltsfield for just over a year, meeting to play games or chat with pensioners – and the arrangement has proved mutually beneficial.

Ellie Kemp, deputy home manager, said: “Intergenerational relationships are proven to be enriching for both older and young alike. Residents love meeting young people, and the visits offer a chance for children and residents to learn from each other and enjoy spending time together.”

Mountfitchet House, Coltsfield, Stansted. Yr6 Pupils from Rickling Primary visiting residents. Resident Eileen Underwood with Ethan, Ruby, Lily and Albie. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (27139774)
Mountfitchet House, Coltsfield, Stansted. Yr6 Pupils from Rickling Primary visiting residents. Resident Eileen Underwood with Ethan, Ruby, Lily and Albie. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (27139774)

Rickling head teacher Hannah Wheatcroft said: "The children really enjoy making connections with the wider community and enjoy reading with, talking to and playing cards and board games with residents.

"It's a great experience for our pupils and we hope that the residents also enjoy visits from our children and staff too."



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