Throughout October, our popular intergenerational music sessions returned to Horwood Court for four wonderful sessions that gave residents and local schoolchildren the opportunity to bring the community together through music, learning and chatting together – bridging the generations through song.
Our Independent Living team and Community Engagement team worked together to create sessions that were mood-lifting and inclusive, to bring different groups in the community together. All the tenants from the independent living schemes were invited to Horwood Court’s sing-along with the children of Knutsford Primary Academy. The students who wished to attend along with our residents had the opportunity to spend time together and share their views and experiences over an orange squash or cup of tea and chocolate biscuits!
One excited student said: “I’ve really enjoyed coming to Horwood Court. I liked that we had a break to chat with the residents and I loved singing songs I knew and learning new ones!”
Another of the children said: “I enjoyed coming to sing in May so much that I chose to come again this term. I'm glad I did as it's such a nice thing to do.”
Horwood Court residents were equally complimentary about the sessions, saying: “What a thoroughly enjoyable four Fridays… it was great to sing along with the lovable children! Fabulous! I think that it would be nice if more people from the schemes would join in!”
Another said: “It’s been great entertainment, especially with the children, I look forward to meeting up again – thank you!”
The students’ teacher, Mrs Freeman, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to lead the singing sessions again. I love seeing everyone join in with silly campfire songs, old music hall songs, action songs, songs from Mary Poppins, songs from other countries and classics like Que Sera and White Cliffs of Dover with equal enthusiasm. It’s a great opportunity for our communities to come together and socialise as we make music. Thank you to all who came and all involved with the organisation.”
To get into the festive spirit, we will be holding a special one-off Christmas session on the 11th December. If you’re interested in having a chat and belting out Christmas classics, then get in touch with the community engagement team on 01923 209183 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!