Mar 19, 2018
Residents at Winchcombe Place have got their poetry books at the ready and are looking forward to being joined by local school pupils for World Poetry Day later this month for a morning of rhyming fun.
World Poetry Day is an annual celebration of rhythmic literature and promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world.
In preparation for the event, residents will be joined by children from Winchcombe Primary School and local nursery Happy Kids, who will be reading poems to the residents.
Residents are also putting 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, Cliff Hutchings explained why Winchcombe Place care home is taking part in World Poetry Day: “Many residents will have fond memories of the poems they read in their younger years and can be incredibly valuable to tap into those memories.
“Sharing poetry is a simple activity that has many therapeutic benefits, even for those that may struggle to communicate, simply listening to a poem can help reduce the feeling of isolation, alleviate boredom and ease anxiety.
“Poetry can also bridge the gap between different generations and be enjoyed by all, whether you’re reading a popular classic or writing your own verse. We are delighted to be joined by a local school for a morning of rhyming fun!”
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