Scarlet House residents share memories with school children for Remembrance Day commemorations

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The team at Scarlet House care home in Ebley welcomed pupils from St Matthew’s Church of England School on Church Road for an afternoon of Remembrance Day commemorations where residents shared their war time memories. 

The Year 6 pupils interviewed the residents at the care home as part of a project they are completing about life during World War Two. Following the visit, the pupils will be compiling the residents’ memories into a newspaper which will be shared with the care home at a special 1940s themed afternoon tea next month. 

Sheila Taylor, resident at Scarlet House, said: “We really enjoyed the visit from the local school children. They were very enthusiastic and asked us lots of interesting questions. I was just 11 years old when war broke out in 1939 and it was lovely to share my memories of what it was like to grow up during the war and pass my history on to a younger generation. I am very excited to see the pupils completed project when we visit the school for afternoon tea.”  

Pyela Mwale, home manager at Scarlet House, said: “World War Two had a significant impact on many of the residents’ childhoods and we believe it is important to help them share these memories. We have worked with St Matthews Church of England School many times before and this particular activity was enjoyed by residents and children alike.” 

Situated on Westwood Road, Scarlet House is a state-of-the-art care home designed to deliver the very best standards of care, and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential care, specialist dementia care and respite care.

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123 Westward Road, Ebley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 4SP

Scarlet House

Scarlet House

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