Orston Primary School's reading project spans generations
Silver stories days brought generations together at Orston Primary School.
They allowed pupils to share some of their excellent writing and English work with older residents.
Pupils from years three to year six read stories they had written to residents from Aslockton Hall Care Home, including a 98 year-old and three residents from Orston village, two of whom were former pupils.
A day later, more than 30 grandparents from children in foundation through to year six visited the school, looking through pupils’ English books while enjoying drinks and biscuits.
Prior to this on both days, the visitors were welcomed by the school’s Snack and Sing choir with renditions of popular classics in a pop medley.
Assistant head Owen Marriott said: “Both days we have held have been a fantastic way to reconnect with the older members in our communities following the pandemic.
“Nationally, writing has been one of the areas that has suffered a little due to the disruption and we have worked hard to develop and instill a love of writing and what better way to share this.
“It was pleasure to see the children interacting and sharing their stories and love of writing with grandparents and residents of Orston and Aslockton.”