Children spread cheer with carols at Hartlepool care home

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

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A group of primary school pupils visited a Hartlepool care home this week to spread festive cheer to residents at Christmas time.

Fifty pupils from St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, on Stratford Road, Hartlepool, made a special visit Queens Meadow Care Home on Thursday to entertain the residents.

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

The pupils, who were visiting the home for the first time, sang carols and shared their Christmas cheer with elderly residents at the care home.

The home on Stockton Road, Hartlepool, offers palliative care, day care, respite care, convalescent care and physiotherapy, among other services to residents.

The pupils, all aged seven to 11 years old, sang old favourites such as “Away In a Manger” and “Silent Night” and invited the residents to join in with their performance.

Julie Armstrong, manager at Queens Meadow Care Home, said the visit was fantastic as Christmas was such an important time for their residents.

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

She said: “Christmas is such an important time of year for our residents. So for so many children to come along to the home and entertain them, as well as staff and families, is fantastic.”

The pupils had a great time entertaining the residents and their families and hope to make it an annual visit.

Elspeth Craig, teacher at St Cuthbert’s PR Primary School, on Stratford Road, said: “This is St Cuthbert’s Christmas choir’s first trip out of school to perform at Queens Meadow Care Home, who have made us most welcome.

“We look forward to visiting the home in the near future to perform for the residents again.”

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS

Children from St Cuthbert's Primary school singing carols to the residents at Queens Meadow Care Home. Picture: TOM BANKS