Over the last year Attleborough Academy Sixth Form has built fantastic links with St Edmund’s Care Home, which has been of great benefit to both parties. As well as a group of our students visiting each week to socialise with the elderly residents of the home, as part of our Year 12 Volunteering Programme, the students have also had the opportunity to engage in a range of training the home has provided for them, related to working in the health sector. To enrich the experiences for these members of our community, we have extended ways that the students can share their talents and put their musical skills to good use by providing entertainment.
Two of our Year 12 students, Madison and Hassan, spent an afternoon playing guitar and singing for the residents at St Edmund’s; great fun was had by all as everyone joined in singing and some even took to their feet to dance to the well-known tunes. In June, by invitation, the two then performed at Fairland’s House Care Home in the town, and again, their performance was greatly appreciated.