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Sixth Form visit to meet elderly neighbours

2 Sixth Form pupils make a weekly visit to talk to residents in Ambleside.

Aims

To give pupils opportunities to talk with elderly people and to give the residents of Ambleside opportunities to meet enthusiastic young local students.

Background

Dean Close has had a long-standing relationship with Ambleside; Sixth Formers have visited for probably 20 years and more.

Resources

Time is given to these pupils to make these visits and enthusiasm is a necessary characteristic.

Impact

Outcomes are assessed by the verbal feedback from both residents and the Residential Home staff.

Pupil Involvement

Pupils are generally in the Sixth Form.

Frequency

This is a weekly activity during term-time all year round.