The School has been pleased to forge a relationship with a Residential Care Home based in Sevenoaks, Weald Heights, which opened in 2017. The children enjoyed helping the Home to name one of their suites and were also involved with naming a play area. Our children have visited the Home on occasions to sing and chat with the residents. In the summer of 2019, Weald Heights kindly invited a group of our children to join with them for a 'Colourscape' workshop; a wonderful sensory experience for both our students and residents from the Home. We continued to nurture our valuable intergenerational friendship with the residents at Weald Heights through the COVID 19 'lock down', with a sharing of artwork.
In December 2020, mindful of the isolation those in Care Homes were feeling, our pupils made individual Christmas cards for every Care Home resident in Sevenoaks. We were thrilled that a number of Homes were in a position to reciprocate.
A group of our pupils were delighted to join with the residents at Weald Heights Care Home to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. To mark this special occasion, together they planted a tree. Following this in December 2022, members of our KS2 Choir joined together with residents from Weald Heights for an afternoon of carols.