MORE than 70 years after leaving Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School, one Athelstan House, Malmesbury resident has received a visit from pupils now attending the school.

82-year-old Barbara Alice Moulding, or Bubbles who holds clear fond memories of her time at the school, was excited to hear what children in year six get up to there.

They spent the day with residents on Monday, taking part in a host of Easter activities including palm cross making, baking, card making and an Easter egg hunt.

Athelstan House’s activities co-ordinator Danya Clark, said: “Our residents love having children in and we are helping the students meet their PSHE goals for the year.

“It was absolutely brilliant, it went really well. The main thing is both children and the residents got a lot out of it.

“It’s a great thing for the residents as it really encourages remembering what they did at school, what kind of topics they did, did they like school? Those activities are really important with our residents who suffer from things like dementia."

Headteacher Laura Hilliard, said: “Being a Church school, Easter is a really important time of year for us within the global Christian community.

“Sharing this celebration with residents is a fantastic way for children to develop their understanding of their roles and responsibilities as members of the local community.”

Other school’s who would like to take part in activities with residents at Athelstan House should contact Danya Clark on 01666 848 000.