Opening a box of memories

We recently met a group of primary schoolchildren who were talking about memories with residents at a dementia care home.

The pupils have been following an arts project reflecting on their lives so far before they move to secondary school.

They each filled up a ‘memory box’ containing toys, photos and drawings associated with school trips and events.

On a visit to Linden House in Lymington, Hampshire, the pupils talked through the various items in their boxes with residents.

Mandy Stevens, Activities Organiser at Linden House, said: “This was the first time we have welcomed such young children in as a whole group. After the visit, residents were coming up to me and saying how much they enjoyed it.”

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