Cleeve Court Visit

Twerton Infant School enjoys strong links with many different parts of local community; including Bath City Farm, St Michael's church, the High St shops and the Thursday Market, First Steps Children's Centre and St Michael's Junior School. We are always keen to develop new links where this would benefit the children and their learning.

As part of a Schools Without Walls project, a group of reception aged children from Twerton Infant School visited Cleeve Court; a residential care home for people with dementia.

Prior to the visit, the children had been looking at personal objects and the memories that they hold. They each collected objects of importance to themselves, which then provided inspiration for lots of creative learning both in school and at home.

Reception teacher, Miss Corke, arranged a visit to Cleeve Court to give the children an opportunity to share their own objects and connect with people from an older generation. To help awaken old memories, a wide range of objects from the residents' pasts was provided at Cleeve Court, including typewriters, old cameras, weighing scales, sewing machines and china dolls.

Miss Corke said, "The children found these old fashioned objects fascinating and were eager to hear all about them. It was thoroughly heart warming to watch the children interact with the elderly people and ask them lots of questions. The trip was a huge success and now we hope to build on this connection with Cleeve Court, getting the children and residents together on a regular basis."

Over the coming weeks, the children will be creating a Museum to hold their objects. The aim is to put this Museum on display at Bath City Football Club for the public to explore. 

Details of the Museum will follow shortly.