Hakea Lodge residents prepped up for fun

November 21, 2017

Trine Anderson plays the piano surrounded by students.

Students get ready to do the hokey pokey.

Residents of Shepparton Villages Hakea Lodge were delighted to receive a visit from Bourchier Street Primary School Prep students for a morning of reading and dancing on Friday.

Each student was given the chance to read a picture book to an elderly resident to help better their skills in reading and general communication.

Hakea Lodge leisure and lifestyle officer Gwenda Willis said the students’ visit was worthwhile for the residents as well as the children.

“It’s great seeing the little ones enjoying their reading but also getting help and learning from the older people,” Ms Willis said.

“It’s something different for our residents. Seeing the smiles on their faces when the children visit is a lovely thing.”

After the children finished reading, they were treated to some music by resident Trine Anderson, who had taught at the primary school for 27 years.

Bourchier Street Primary School vice-principal Jenny Anderson said it was a great excursion for the Prep students.

“We love seeing the children interacting with the elderly and having fun,’’ Ms Anderson said.

It’s great for their reading.”

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