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Year 1 students from Old Palace visited Wilhelmina House to sing to residents at the care home.

Young and old from across The Whitgift Foundation gathered together last week to celebrate Harvest Festival by singing songs, eating delicious treats and enjoying autumnal decorations.

13 Old Palace Year One infants visited Wilhelmina House and enthusiastically sang to a receptive audience of residents and staff.

The girls were confident and full of energy as they sang perfectly to residents with songs including ‘Scarecrows’, ‘Autumn Leaves’ and ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’.

After performing the children had time to talk to the residents in the home’s lounge, receiving many compliments from residents about how lovely they sang.

Residents presented poems and collages that they had created inspired by Italian Portrait Artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, focusing on Harvest Festival and the autumn season by using magazine cuttings to create vegetable faces.

Edith, resident, thanked the girls for their “absolutely wonderful singing and performance‘” and presented the home with a box of chocolates, which the girls kindly accepted and in return gave Wilhelmina House two delicious homemade cakes and a hamper full of treats.

Another resident mentioned how much she “loved hearing the children sing” and that it “brings back memories of being young.”

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