RESIDENTS of a care home in Wilton welcomed an intergenerational visit and enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm of spending time with children from a local school. 

Children at Wilton Primary visited the care home with their headteacher Richard Boase and two other staff members for the final visit of 2023. 

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The school children came in two separate trips as so many were attending the care home and residents spent time reminiscing with tales of Christmas wishes and times long past. 

Richard said: "I intended on bringing part of the choir but the children were so enthusiastic and eager to come, I didn’t want to leave any of them out."

The choir treated residents to Christmas songs and traditional carols and the children were rewarded with festive treats. The residents relished listening to the melodies and seeing the children smile. 

Wilton Place’s general manager said: “We love having the children in our home, they are always so pleasant and polite, they make our residents laugh and bring such energy and brightness with them. What a wonderful way to spend the morning."