31st Jul, 2021

Carols from St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School pupils spread festive cheer to Coventry's elderly

CHILDREN from St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School visited Eden House care home to perform Christmas classics and carols and spread some festive cheer.

The year five pupils, all in the same bubble, sang in the grounds as residents watched from their windows.

Even though this year the children could not enter the home, they did not want to let Covid stop this long-standing tradition.

Residents also received letters from the children as part of the ‘Hearts to Homes’ campaign, aimed at providing elderly residents who had spent most of 2020 self-isolating. The letters were quarantined for 72 hours to ensure they were Covid-free.

Principal Geraldine Marshall said: “It was extremely emotional and all of the residents were incredibly grateful that we’d taken the time to visit and perform for them.

“The children had been practising for weeks and really sang their hearts out.

“It was fantastic to visit Eden House and was a huge privilege for the children.

“Events like this help bring together generations and give the children a real sense of community spirit.”

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