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St. Colmcille's Primary School, Ballymena, Co Antrim

Intergenerational Week

2nd May 2022

St.Colmcille’s Year 7 pupils celebrated Intergenerational Week with the residents of Galgorm Care Home.
The Year 7 pupils visited Galgorm Care Home and had the opportunity to chat with the residents in their garden.The residents and the Year 7s discussed a wide range of topics, comparing school days, leisure activities and favourite flowers and plants. Doreen from Galgorm told the boys and girls that she really loved the smell of lavender, while Tom originally from Randalstown told Tom from Year 7 that as a young man he loved to cycle. Doreen recalled that she attended school during World War 2. The Year 7 pupils are using all this information to plan some planters and herb pots for the residents. Lisa from Galgorm presented the Year 7 pupils with sunflower seeds and onion bulbs to plant when they went back to school. Mya Robinson’s aunt is the cook in Galgorm Care Home and gave the pupils some treats to have on their return to school.
The Year 7s will return to Galgorm Care Home in the next few weeks to present the residents with their planters and pots.