Senior students from Gad’s Hill School enjoyed tea and cake at a local care home, as part of the independent school’s wellbeing programme.

The ‘Wellbeing Committee’ was set-up to ensure all Gad’s children feel happy and healthy at school and this term’s focus is on people.

A six-strong cohort from Year 8,  joined residents at Copperfield’s Care Home in Higham for a tea party, lovingly prepared by Manager Samantha Cheary and her team of carers.

Head of Senior School, Mr Paul Savage, said:  “We were thrilled to be invited and our pupils gained a lot from the day.

“For many, this was their first time in a care home and they chatted with the residents about their memories of school and compared childhood experiences.”

Back at school, fellow Seniors took part in workshops and team activities celebrating friendship and appreciation of others and welcomed local associations to talk about how different lifestyles, including homelessness.

Gad’s Kindergarten students got involved too and practised their counting and dexterity skills in a maths and healthy eating challenge, when they worked with Seniors to make fruit kebabs.

Mr Savage continued:  “Seeing our youngest and oldest students learning alongside each other is testament to our school culture.

“The wider community is also a very important part of life at Gad’s and it is a privilege to be involved in the life of the village.”

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