Children and residents celebrate Sukkot together

10 Oct 2017

30 year 4 children from Etz Chaim Primary School in Mill Hill visited residents at Jewish Care's Clore Manor home in Hendon today. After receiving a warm welcome the children sang to the residents then everyone enjoyed chatting to one another in the home. They had a drink and biscuit in the Succah with residents, shaking the lulav and Etrog together.

 The children said, “It’s lovely to nice to talk to the residents and see that when we do the Bake Sale at school this is how the money we raise helps people. It’s amazing to meet people who are 90 and 100 years old and find that we have connections with them. We discovered that one of the resident’s granddaughter’s taught us in the nursery at our school.”

 Mrs Osborne, Assistant Head said, “Our Sukkot visit to Clore Manor was such a valuable experience for the children. They enjoyed meeting the residents and singing to them. Many of them have never met anyone in their 90s before. They thought carefully about how to speak to the residents and listened carefully as they told their stories.”