Never too old - Florence Rapley.
Never too old - Florence Rapley.
Never too old - Florence Rapley.

PICTURES: First class fun for care home residents in Skegness

There are always lessons to be learnt – even at the age of 82!

And that’s exactly what happened at Syne Hills Care Home in Skegness as the county’s schoolchildren returned to classes.

Staff and residents took on the role of teachers and pupils and explored a number of different subjects – always with the focus on having a fun time.

“We even had our own cheer leaders cheering on the science classes, sports day and art class,” said Hayley Peace, Syne Hills manager.

Resident David Poore was one of the top students. He said: “Wow, going back to school in second grade at a 82 years of age – I’d never have thought it.”

One of the highlights was a fire class – and one lucky 94 year old resident even got to have a go at firing it off.

Cheryl Curtis, care home coordinator, said the day had been successful. She said: “It brought back great memories to reminisce over.”

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