SINGING SWAFFHAM SCHOOLCHILDREN GIVE WELLBEING GROUP MEMBERS A CHRISTMAS BOOST
Swaffham’s Wellbeing Group got into the Christmas mood when they were serenaded with a selection of festive music by a whole class from Swaffham Primary Academy, at the town’s Community Centre.
Thirty children from the Year 5 Holkham Class at the school were invited at the start of the autumn term to come and sing to the members of the group at Christmas – and spent the term choosing a programme of songs and practising them ready for the performance.
The Wellbeing Group offers different activities each week for people with limited mobility, those recovering from depression or ill health, as well as those simply feeling lonely or isolated. The group is run by community charity Family Action, and meets at the Swaffham Community Centre every Tuesday.
“The children were excited because they knew their singing was going to lift the spirits of the people in the group,” said head teacher Nicola Kaye. “We sang our songs acapella to enhance the children’s voices and truly represent the joy of singing. It was a wonderful opportunity which we hope to repeat next year.”