The residents at Westlake House Nursing Home in Pondtail Road were delighted to welcome the band from the local Holbrook Primary School on Friday 25th June. The band accompanied by their teachers entertained the residents with renditions of Cha Cha, Tango, Calypso and Junior Jazz.
Ali Abbott from Holbrook School said they wanted to come to Westlake to establish links in the local community, something Westlake House is also keen to do, and also to narrow the age gap.
The children and residents sat talking after the band had played and enjoyed refreshments together. Louise Bettiss, Head of Activities for Westlake House said “We are always keen to come up with different ideas to fill our residents’ days and they really enjoyed listening to the music and talking to the children. It is so nice to hear them chatting about the visit for many days after the event.”
Westlake House will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in July and has developed many links with local schools and businesses and is always happy to open it’s doors to the local community.
Report and picture contributed by Westlake House.