Children and Hatton Court residents get active together

Residents of Hatton Court in Shropshire are benefitting in multiple ways from a project funded by Sport England’s Together Fund. The project aims to support the social cohesion of younger people and older adults within the community through physical activity and wellbeing activities.

Longlands Primary School Year 5 pupils were providing guided activity sessions for residents of Hatton Care Home. The activities included Boccia and Beanbags, Parachute games and making Easter cards. You can see a video of the visit here:

Pupils and care home residents alike have said the sessions give them enjoyment and an increased sense of community.

A pupil said “By taking part in these sessions I have learnt not to be shy around new people and to be more active.”

Hatton Court care home staff also enjoyed the sessions, saying “The residents have felt included and fulfilled. This has really pushed the care home residents forward and we have seen their competitive side! Previously one resident never came out of their room or even spoke, before taking part in these sessions, and now they are taking part and verbal.”