Exmouth: pupil and pensioner chats to aid wellbeing and bridge the generation gap

PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 February 2018


Bluebird Care has been organising regular visits to the local primary schools of the areas they deliver care in.

Exeter Road Primary School pupils and pensioners have swapped life stories as they bridge the gap between the generations.

Pupils at Exeter Road Primary School have teamed up with Bluebird Care in a bid to boost the wellbeing of the elderly.

The care company organises regular visits to primary schools in the areas it delivers care in. Pupils and pensioners swap life stories as they bridge the gap between the generations.

Emma Perrett, of Bluebird Care, said the aim was to connect the generations and create a sense of wellbeing for both young and old. She said: “We are helping cultivate new relationships and new conversations – prompting our customers to share their wisdom with this youthful audience and for this youthful audience to share their infectious joie de vivre. Each session is mesmerising to witness.”

The care company said the pupil-pensioner visits were inspired by the Channel 4 programme Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.

Schools taking part are Exeter Road Primary School, Exmouth, Honiton Primary School and The Maynard Pre-Prep and Junior School, Exeter.

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