Generations of storytelling

Residents at a care home have been reading stories to children as part of National Storytelling Week.

The residents from Care UK’s Trymview Hall, on Southmead Road, visited children from Lake House Day Nursery for a reading of the well-known story, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Care UK has created a nationwide initiative that sees people from its homes read classic bedtime stories to children. The campaign, which includes the launch of four free videos of residents reading stories, ensures children who may not have a grandparent do not miss out on a magical tale before bedtime.

One of those taking part was  Jean Poeton, 95, who said: “I loved reading and acting out the characters to the children – it was wonderful to see their faces as the story came alive!”

Nicola Wolff-Donitz, customer relations manager at Trymview Hall, said: “We were delighted to visit Lake House Day Nursery to read stories to the children. Intergenerational activities are incredibly enriching for all ages and provide a fantastic opportunity for residents and children to interact with one another. The youngsters were able to soak up a wonderful story and the residents benefited from gaining a different perspective from the children on a traditional story. It’s fantastic to host a session such as this to allow the two generations to spend time with one another.

“We would like to thank Lake House Day Nursery for making us feel so welcome. “