St Mary’s Pupils Paint for Savernake View

Throughout the course of the year, we look forward to our intergenerational visits with the pupils of Marlborough St Mary’s Primary School, welcoming them into the home to chat and take part in activities with our residents. Their visits are always lively, filling our home with chatter and noise and we’ve really missed these interactions since lockdown restrictions began.

Our client services manager Kelly got in touch with Marlborough St Mary’s Headteacher, Anne Schwodler, to see if the children would like to send us some artwork to brighten our residents’ day. The children from Years 1, 2 and 3 got to work and sent us the most beautiful collection of paintings and handcrafted pictures. As there were so many brilliant photos, we decided to hold a small competition, picking two winners from each year group, with each winner receiving a £10 book token for their efforts. 

The pictures were all themed around harvest time, with images of trees, fields, fruit and vegetables galore. We laid all of the pictures out in our orangery for residents to browse so they could decide on the winning entries and the level of creativity was astounding. Even though we are missing the children, this was definitely the next best thing.