The children of Landau Forte Academy Moorside visited the residents of Kiwi House Care Home in Alvaston, Derby and captivated them with a rendition of their favourite ‘Festive Carols’.
Residents, some of whom have a passion for music and are part of the Kiwi House ‘Choir Club’ joined in with classics such as Silent Night, Rudolf the red-nosed Reindeer and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
“It’s so fabulous to see their little faces and wow, can they sing and dance? It’s made my Christmas to have them visit and sing with us” said Anne Hall, a resident at Kiwi House.
The children, who form part of the ‘Derbyshire Mini Police Program’, aimed at children aged 9-11, focuses on the contribution young people can make into our communities to make it a better place to be. Joined by their teachers and Jimmy and Poppy from the Derbyshire Constabulary, the children wanted a way to bring joy and happiness to the elderly at this wonderful time of the year, by wishing the residents at Kiwi House a very merry Christmas by singing some of their favorite Christmas songs.
This fantastic new youth engagement program is not based on academic ability but is based on children who will enthusiastically want to join in with all activities and are in locations where they may not always have these opportunities open to them, so together we can start building a stronger community.
There are some good singers in this group, very impressive. We should have them join our Choir” said Sydney Luster, resident and Kiwi House choir member.
“The residents were thrilled and so excited to see the children, thank you to the Police and Landau Forte Academy Moorhead for bringing so much joy and happiness to our home. We can’t wait to see you again” said Maria Hallam, Care Manager at Kiwi House.