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Tears Of Gratitude As Primary School Class Honours Barrock Court Carers

23 June 2021

Tears Of Gratitude As Primary School Class Honours Barrock Court Carers

There were emotional scenes at Barrock Court Care Home when local primary school children visited to pay tribute to Colleagues for their bravery during the pandemic.

The Year 5 class from High Hesket Primary School arrived to deliver special bags packed with presents for hard-working staff.

Residents watched on safely from inside as the children handed the gift bags, plus a collection of drawings and cards, to the tearful team.

According to Administrator Brenda Irvine, who liaised with High Hesket Primary to arrange the visit, it was an incredibly special day.

Brenda said: “It was a wonderful surprise for all our Colleagues, everyone was crying!

“The children and their teachers put together the gift bags as part of their ‘Hearts for Heroes’ campaign, and it was a lovely treat.

“To see their happy faces was a real tonic for all of us, including the Residents. They were waving from the windows, and we’ve displayed the cards and drawings all over Barrock Court so they can enjoy them too.”

The gift bags contained lots of pampering treats for Colleagues, including bath bombs, candles, biscuits, makeup, coffee and vouchers for the local café.

Before the pandemic, children from the school regularly visited and usually came to sing Christmas carols for Residents.

Brenda added: “It was great to be able to do a socially distanced visit with the children outside, but we’re looking forward to hosting them in the Home again soon.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll be able to throw a Christmas party for them if it’s safe enough to do so in December.”