12 Jul Visit to Cherry Orchard Care Home
On Friday the 29th June, the Year 12 Health and Social Care class and three Year 9 students visited the Cherry Orchard Care Home in Dagenham.
The Cherry Orchard Care Home is a specialist care home that provides residential support for those who are living with dementia, and other complex mental and physical needs. On this day the care home opened its doors to the public and we provided a range of activities for the residents and their families. As part of the Health and Social Care course the Year 12 team planned and organised a range of activities including biscuit decorating, pass the parcel and a range of games. We also sang with members of the Year 9 choir whilst our very own pianist Favour provided the music.
We met a range of different people and got to make new friends with the residents and workers. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time there and enjoyed supporting individuals with dementia. It was heart-warming to see the residents join in with the singing and dancing and activities we planned and it was a wonderful and eye-opening experience for us all. We hope to be attending the care home again to complete more activities with them in the coming years.
Emma Hobden (12D), Daisie Gaish (12A), Favour Anibeze (12C), Jordan Kesler (12B), Bonita Umar (12A), Faizah Kamaly (12D), Nancie Tyler Good (9G), Rebekah Ogunturin (9G) and Sulaiman Diallo (9G)
Social Studies Department