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Volunteering at Tupwood Gate Nursing Home

Sixth Form students at Woldingham School regularly support Tupwood Gate Nursing Home in Caterham by visiting residents and day visitors three times per week from the Autumn Term through to the Spring Term.

Aims

This partnership benefits the residents,the students and the nursing home by maintaining and important link with the local community.

Background

Introduced by the school's Chaplain in 2014, the partnership is ongoing.

Resources

Students are taken to the nursing home in the school's minibus three times each week.

Impact

Establishing relationships with the residents provides them with regular social interaction and enables the students to gain a greater understanding of members of the community from a different age group.

Pupil Involvement

Woldingham's students are aged between 16 and 18 years of age.

Frequency

Three visits are made each week from September through to March and the partnership is ongoing.