SLP Newsletter (December - 2020)(v4) - Flipbook - Page 7
SSJ children support their
community with the
Children from South Stanley Junior School supported the
older members of their community when they participated
in Karbon Home’s Wednesday Wave.
The introduction of the Wednesday Wave w as a
great w ay to connect our residents w ith the local
community, in particular our younger members, boosting
Children from years 4 and 5 took part, taking with them
lots of festive cheer.
Rachel Bell, South Stanley Junior School Headteacher
"We felt it important to support the Wednesday
Wave to help our children understand the importance
of lifting community spirit at the moment.
The Wednesday Wave w as a fantastic w ay for us all
to reconnect in a very safe w ay. I don't just think
it's the residents that benefited from this initiative.
I think the morale of both the children and staff
from school and Karbon Homes w as boosted."
Ashton Evans, South Stanley Junior School year 6 pupil
"I really enjoyed taking part in the Wednesday Wave,
especially as some friends in school have members of
their families in the places visited. It's so difficult not
being able to see our families at the minute so to be
able to do this and be safe is great.
The Wednesday Wave initiative saw children visit Karbon
Homes retirement homes throughout November and
December. Following strict Government guidelines,
children performed songs and waved to residents who
watched from indoors.
Stacey Dobson, Karbon Homes Community Connector
"Our schemes are usually hubs of social activities
such as bingo and coffee mornings but naturally all
communal spaces are currently closed so w e are
continuously looking for w ays in which w e can lift
We practised lots in school and the residents seemed
to love it."
Isn’t it amazing what a simple wave or smile can do?