Busy Bees turn Cleadon home into a hive of activity

Children from Busybees Nursery bringing food for residents and doing a sing-a-long at Malvern Court home. Youngster Eleanor Thorley and resident Rita Sellick
Children from Busybees Nursery bringing food for residents and doing a sing-a-long at Malvern Court home. Youngster Eleanor Thorley and resident Rita Sellick
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A SOUTH Tyneside retirement home was transformed into a hive of activity as caring youngsters served up a harvest festival celebration.

Staff and little ones from Busy Bees Nursery in Front Street, Cleadon, embraced the traditional event’s spirit of giving by bringing in a hamper packed with food for residents at the nearby Malvern Court home.

Their visit proved music to the ears of residents – as the cheery children sang a specially-rehearsed festival song.

Pre-school children aged between three and five have been busy stocking up for the trip – by collecting over 60 items of food to bring along.

Everything from soup and pasta to sauces and biscuits were dished out to delighted residents. Victoria Whitfield, nursery nurse at Busy Bees, said the children were on song throughout their day out.

Miss Whitfield said: “It was great. The children really enjoyed their day.

“They sang a traditional festival song, Cauliflowers are Fluffy, which the residents all enjoyed.

“The children also brought in a big hamper full of food.There were over 60 items that the children brought in from home.

“There was everything from soups and pasta to sauces and biscuits.

“Cleadon is a very close-knit community and it was nice for them to get involved and meet new people.

“We had 18 children aged between three and five come along to Malvern Court.

“We are looking at doing more events like this in the future.”

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