Older people in a care home in Godalming teamed up with a local school for Love Your Heart Month.

Residents at Eastlake on Nightingale Road teamed up with pupils from Boardwater School in Farncombe to take part in a healthy eating quiz.

Deputy Manager Collette Kelleher said: "It is so important to look after your hert and how better than getting two generations together to talk about the importance of it. Residents were teamed up with pupils into four teams to answer questions on who knew most about a healthy lifestyle. I think it was a learning curve for us all!"

As well as the quiz, residents and pupils were knowledge tested on different fruits and vegitables to see if they knew what they were. The pupils were then assisted to make smoothies using fresh seasonal fruits and vegitables. This activity was a big hit with everyone.

"It was such a great occasion for our residents to socialise with children," said Collette. "You could tell by their faces that they really interacted well with each other. It was a delight to see."

Resident Joan Weston, 93, who has lived at Eastlake for nearly 3 years, said: "It was so nice having the children up, they were quite intelligent and knowledgable and they were so well behaved." 

Bradwater School Head Teacher Mr Christopher said: "It's always such a great joy to see our students engaging with the local community. Our caring ethos is a measure of how important giving back is to us."

To find out more about Eastlake care home you can visit their webpage here

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