On Thursday 16th November we embarked on our first ever link programme with Gormonston Wood Nursing Home. The children of the student council (two children from 1st-6th class) will visit the nursing home on six occasions (three prior to the Winter concert and three after). The residents will also be invited to our Winter concert as special guests to watch the children preform with their class. It is a fantastic opportunity for both the children and the residents alike. Two children are paired with a resident. We tried to link up the children and resident that may share something in common. For example, one lady is a former dance teacher. She was paired with two children who also have a interest in dance… and so the conversation was all about ballroom dancing. Another resident was very musical and had a keen interest in the trombone- He was linked with a child who played the violin and another who plays piano.. Perhaps at another session they may bring along their instruments and perform for the rest of the group. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and had such respect, patience and kindness for both the residents and staff members. We look forward to our next visit in two weeks time.