Volunteering (Elm Talk) -- Interacting with the Elderly

Partner: The Elms Residential Care Home
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Volunteering

Elm Talk, a befriending activity, where our pupils perform an excellent service: chatting and listening to the elderly residents at The Elms Centre, a residential care home for the elderly in East Dulwich.

Elm Talk Field Day takes place at The Elms when our pupils sometimes put on a musical show or dramatic performance.
This option is particularly arduous for many reasons, one of which is the frailty of the residents themselves, many of whom suffer memory issues. This places an added dimension of difficulty upon our young pupils who, as always, respond with a maturity beyond their years.