LAST WEEK the residents and day service users at Strode Park House, Herne were thrilled to welcome a group of students from the local Herne Infants School.

The year 2 children, all aged between 6 and 7 years old, are finishing for the summer holidays this week and are all looking forward to the break before starting back at Herne Junior School in September.

As part of their leaving celebrations, the children have been busy learning a variety of songs, all with positive messages, which will be performed at St Martin’s Church in Herne at the end of the term. The songs are just a part of a full performance which also includes actions and dancing and the school thought that it was a great opportunity to combine practising for the concert along with providing entertainment for the residents and Day Service users at Strode Park House.

The residents and Day Service users thoroughly enjoyed the performance and loved joining in with the children with even a few getting up and dancing along.

Teaching Assistant, Sharon March, says: “Class 7 loved coming to showcase their leavers service songs for the residents at Strode Park House. They have been practising them all term to sing to their families at the church before they move on up to the juniors.”

Strode Park’s Fundraising, Marketing and PR Manager, Karen Jeal, added: “It’s not the first time we’ve worked with Herne Infants and this time is no different - it’s been an absolutely wonderful experience. The children are a credit to the school and we wish them the very best of luck in September when they start at the junior school. We’d like to thank them as well for thinking about our residents because this is the sort of thing that really does put a smile on their faces.”