Throughout April and May, the Team at Aria along with the Pupils at Lionel Walden Primary School have been working collaboratively to populate the grounds of the nursing home with some creature comforts for our wildlife.
In addition to this initial project, Aria Court and Lionel Walden have decided to continue to work in partnership to share learning and events which will benefit the Residents, Pupils and the local community.
Mavrick Feast, Aria Court’s Home Manager said, “We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with Lionel Walden Primary School. The past year or so has made us review and reflect on our practices and gave us a new vision and scope for how we can support and access our local community; it’s just an added benefit that there is intergenerational working involved for both parties too! We are delighted to be able to support the children with fun recourses and activities that our residents can enjoy and, of course, it’s all good for the local environment and nature too”.
Natalie Bayes, Deputy Headteacher said, we were delighted to work with Aria Court as part of the Aria in Bloom initiative whilst enabling our pupils to support the local community. The pupils thought carefully about their designs for the bird boxes and bug hotels including thinking about what would brighten the days of others. The results are very impressive. We are looking forward to working together on new projects in the future, for the benefit of both residents and pupils.”