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Stoke students make unlikely buddies

21 May 2018

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Whareama Rest Home resident Kathleen Moore shares time with Stoke School pupils Riley Stoddart, left, Alex Marshall, 10 and Micayla Whiti, 11, as part of the Age to Age Programme.

By Carly Gooch, Nelson Mail


Primary school students are bridging the gap between generations by making friends with residents at a Stoke rest home. A class room of Year 6 students at Stoke School had their last session with a group of more than 15 residents at Whareama Rest Home on Tuesday.


The children have been part of the Age to Age programme where they visited the rest home for an hour once a week for eight weeks, building relationships with the elderly Read more...



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