Bingley Grammar School

Yr 7 and 8 Visit to Thompson Court Care Home

On Friday 9th November Miss Shah took her Archbishop of York Award Young Leaders to visit the residents at Thompson Court Care Home in Crossflatts.

Last July the group of Year 7 and 8 students made a great impression on the care home residents and staff members at the summer tea party. So much so, that Shirley, Thompson Court's Activity Coordinator, invited the group to join the residents in some Remebrance Day activities.

The group spoke with the residents about their memories of war-time and post-war Britain and listened to Mary, a member of the office staff, who gave a talk about her tour around World War One places of interest,.

The students were facinated to hear about the temporary harbour at Arromanches which brought in by boat and built overnight and the American Cemetery of Normandy. Mary had also visited Cambrai and the group listened intently to the history of the Battle of St Quentin Canal.

Shirley had also provided lots of food from the post-war era which she encouraged our students to try including Savoury Duck, Potted Meat, Black Pudding, Bread and Dripping and Haslet. The group gave everything a go and were pleasantly surprised by the Ox Tongue!

As we left Thompson Court, Year 8 student Billy-Jo gave Shirley a remembrance picture which she had made for the residents - another example of this groups'caring and thoughtful nature.

We would like to thank Shirley, Mary and all the residents at Thompson Court for welcoming our students and organising an memorable afternoon which our students really enjoyed.

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