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Every Wednesday afternoon,  we walked down from Ixworth Free School  to the Beeches Residential Care Home.  Before our visits we learned what dementia is, what to expect and how to talk to people with dementia. We Challenged ourselves to talk to people with dementia for the first time and improved our Confidence speaking with older residents of Ixworth.

Our group Committed to turning up each week because they would be confused and upset if we let them down. During our visits to The Beeches, we met a lot of interesting residents such as one person who was in the Royal Navy, one who taught me how to make a beautiful pompom and one person who had a great sense of humour and was rather cheeky!

It was lovely to Celebrate Christmas with the residents giving them mince pies, cards, biscuits and singing carols.

During our visits we Co-operated with the staff to play puzzles, board games and quizzes with the residents.

We are all thankful to Mr Barrow and Mrs Campbell for organising it and all of The Beeches staff for letting us visit the residents.  We agree that it was a great opportunity to get involved in our local Community and to meet elderly people, their family and the staff.

A student report by Charley (year 8), Katie (year 8), Megan (year 9), Lauren (year 9) and Leah (year 9).

Highlighted above are our ‘6Cs’ which are our guide to success at Ixworth Free School and our visits to The Beeches encapsulates them.