School pupils learn about Dorset’s past on visit to care home

1st November 2012

Pupils from Dorchester will be learning about the county’s past on a visit to Care South’s Maiden Castle House care home, in Dorchester.

The pupils from Thomas Hardye School will be visiting the home and talking to the residents about their experiences of growing up and living in Dorset. They will then return to the class room to write up their thoughts and feelings on the experience as well as the life histories of individual residents. The project will form part of the pupil’s English coursework and they will return to have a cup of tea with the residents and talk through their work once it is completed.

This is the third year Maiden Castle House care home has run the event with the pupils.

Activities Organiser, Jenny Webster commented: “Many of our residents come from the Dorset area and have a lot of information on the history of our fascinating county. Having the pupils come in and talk to them about it really helps to bring the past to life. Both our residents and the pupils love the event.”