Residents help students with history

Posted on April 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

Residents at Maiden Castle House, a care home operated by Care South in Dorchester, Dorset, have been telling students about their lives and have now had their life stories read back to them at a special lunch held at the home.

The 20 students from Thomas Hardye School created biographies after interviewing the residents for their English coursework. They learned where residents were born, about their schooldays, and the kind of lives they led nearly a century ago.
Jenny Webster, activities organiser at Maiden Castle House, said: “The residents loved it as they like the idea that their life stories have been documented, and of course the young people enjoyed the project because it is living history.”
Teacher Hilary Over said: “This has been an important piece of their GCSE coursework. They have completed this to a very high standard which has been helped by the fact that they all enjoyed doing it.”
Maiden Castle House has strong connections with Thomas Hardye School and students and residents alike benefit from the interaction.
“We greatly encourage the different age groups coming int

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