Mar 09, 2018
World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. This year, the team at Colne View care home will open its doors from 2pm for an afternoon of word play and rhyming fun.
Residents at Colne View will be celebrating the day by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud. Local drama group, The Stane Street Players, and Year 6 children from Richard de Clare Primary School, will be visiting the care home to share their favourite poems with the residents.
Residents are also being encouraged to put pen to paper to create their own short verses and poems to enter into Care UK’s poetry competition, which is taking place nationwide to mark World Poetry Day.
Home manager, Audrey Joslin, explained why Colne View care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Poetry can act as a great reminiscence tool for many residents, as it can evoke fond memories and emotions from younger years.
“Poetry is a peaceful activity which can be enjoyed by all generations, and can bring people closer together. Sharing poetry also has many therapeutic benefits, particularly for those living with dementia, as it aids communication and expression between individuals.
“We are delighted to be taking part in World Poetry Day this year, and are looking forward to welcoming the people of Halstead for what promises to be a brilliant day.”
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