Youth & Community Centre
St Mary's Church
By Haddenham Webteam - 20th April 2018 9:00pm
As we reported earlier this year, Haddenham St Mary's CE School has linked up with Abbeyfield Residential Home in a project inspired by the Channel 4 programme 'Old People's Home For Four Year Olds'
At intervals throughout the academic year, staff from the school take a small group of children to visit residents at the home in Churchway where they chat to residents and participate in joint activities including board games and singing.
On Friday 20th April, the group of pupils were joined by an additional guest, Speaker of the House, John Bercow MP.
John explained his role to the youngsters, saying "I'm like the referee of a football match or the umpire of a tennis match, ensuring that those speaking in the House of Commons obey the rules and do not get too angry when they disagree with each other."
He interviewed the children to explore their favourite subjects at school, and maths and science stood out most prominently.
Said one youngster: "science is really good when there are explosions! And mixing baking soda with vinegar makes a really good fizz!"
John Bercow was suitably impressed.
The visit concluded with the children singing a number of songs, including some well known tunes from The Jungle Book and Mary Poppins and a hymn with actions.
Said Abbeyfield Manager, Lindsey McGibbon: "It's lovely to have the young children meet and engage with our elderly residents, and we were especially pleased to have John Bercow here today — he has been very supportive over the years and we regard him as a good friend."
(Click on any of the images to view an enlarged version).
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Last weekend Haddenham Baptist Church launched its Hat and Boots Restoration Appeal to raise funds for vital repairs to this unique witchert building. One week on, the Appeal has raised an incredible £7500! Baptist Minister Jonny Fillis said "I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported Ross and myself during our 90 mile Wychert Way walk, our Open Day and all our...
I'm delighted to say we'll be officially launching the Haddenham EV Hire Club on Saturday, 3rd December. You'll find our stall outside the Village Hall between 9am and 1pm, to coincide with the monthly Vale Harvest market. Come down and check out the car and we'll show you how easy it is to book, open and start, all via an app on your phone. You can sign up for free and...
Aylesbury Lions Club — Santa's visit to HaddenhamPlease note: the Lions Club always do their best to adhere to the published schedules but sometimes weather conditions or roadside parking constraints in the tighter areas of Haddenham mean that changes need to be made 'on the hoof'.Tuesday 29th NovemberWe are starting at the CO-OP, Pegasus Way at 6.00pmThe route will...