Residents and staff of Prescott House, an extra care scheme in Burgess Hill, were invited to attend the Tudor House nursery’s sports day following their visit to the scheme at Easter.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the residents and staff walked the short distance to the local St John’s Park to take their places. The nursery staff were very hospitable and even reserved an area for the visitors to sit with an excellent view of all the races.
Despite the scorching heat, the children put on an outstanding performance. As soon as the competition began, everyone got into the spirit of the afternoon, joining in with cheering and clapping the children over the finishing line at the end of each of their races.
Everyone had a great time, with one Prescott resident, Netta Jenkins, saying;
“Can we go again next year and can we do the races next time?!”
It was another great opportunity for young and old to come together and enjoy each other’s company, especially as many of the residents don’t have grandchildren of their own living close by.
Lisa Peters, the Prescott House scheme manager, had a great time;
“The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see so many smiling faces – all the residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. It’s so lovely for us to be able to join in with the children’s activities and help our more isolated residents feel part of the local community.”
After all the excitement of the competitions, the afternoon was finished off with refreshments of cold drinks, cream and jam scones and ice creams.
The residents are now looking forward to joining up with the nursery again in the future for more joint activities.