This year our Faith in Action Team have visited Priceholme four times.  Priceholme is a residential Care Home on Givendale Road which we have been in partnership with for four years now. 

Christmas Baking

This year the team have helped to lead:  A wake and shake activity, Christmas baking, Pottery painting, clay modelling and bingo.  They have recently purchased a collection of board games to play with the residents next year.  These activities have helped the residents to improve their fine motor skills and help to engage them in the present moment.  However, the team are very aware that they receive far more than they give; the work at Priceholme helps them to see beyond their own needs, to engage with others, to overcome shyness and improve conversational skills. 

Wake and Shake

The residents regularly astonish us with their wit, their intelligence, their openness to share their memories and their courage in coping with this new phase of life.  One pupil said, ‘It’s encouraging for us to see how the older generation can communicate with the younger generation and be full of life.’

The Faith in Action Team have also done great work for Scarborough hospital this year.  They have made a display for the Children’s Ward Education Room, collected magazines for parents to read in hospital and also had a toy collection.