A celebration tea was organised by the teachers and Year 6 pupils at Meath Green Junior school to thank all the people who had assisted the children by being interviewed about their wartime experiences. This was part of the pupils’ year 6 class work.
Approximately 100 people attended and were treated to home made cakes and tea served by the children. The children showed them the work they had completed in class and at home on their topic this term, learning all about WWII.
A cheque for £307 was presented to Assistant Manager Susie Jackson on behalf of the Live At Home Scheme. This money was raised by the children as part of a ‘Mufti-Day’ and a very successful cake sale. All 90 year 6 children had visited the club for the over 60's at Regents House in Horley to interview the members about their real life experiences during the war to help them understand better what they had read in their books at school.
This cross-generation interaction is something both the school and the Live At Home organisation promote. It helps with communication and understanding by the different generations as well as cementing strong community ties.