CHILDREN from Westbury Leigh Primary School proved that age is no barrier when they visited residents of the Westbury Care Home.

The Year 2 and Year 3 pupils, who are studying the Second World War, visited the home to share their learning and to interview the residents.

Harry, from Year 2, said: “The care home is lovely and the people are really kind to you. I like reading to them because it helped me.”

Neil Hardy, care home manager said: “Our residents love to talk about their past life experiences and educate the younger generation.”

Emma Hollingshead, from the school, said: "The visit brought their learning to life with real faces and stories of involvement.

"Previously, groups of children have benefitted from the opportunity to read to residents and complete craft activities with them.

"This has been a really valuable partnership for our children because it gives their learning real purpose – to have a real-life audience to share their learning with and to learn from.

"It is also valuable in teaching social skills and a sense of responsibility with regards to being a part of the local community, and the opportunity to read their school books and practice their times tables with an adult is invaluable."