Norwich School pupils have been visiting Badgers Wood care home for the past month, alongside the charity Friends In Deed. Friend in Deed is a 'social enterprise that helps create friendship across generations by organising intergenerational projects that aim to enrich the lives of others with the primary aim of promoting kindness.'
Pupils have been playing their instruments as well as singing to residents of Badgers Wood and have been enjoying having conversation with them.
Raph Sergent (L5V) said "Over the course of these past weeks, I have learnt a lot from the residents of Badgers Wood. It has been an enjoyable experience playing my music to them and receiving their thoughts and ideas about what music is to them and their views on it today. Although some of the residents seemed to have trouble having full conversations it was interesting talking to the residents and I met some people with musical pasts, one man was an ex-chorister like me. These trips have changed my perspective on music, it has been a great opportunity.”
Pictured below: Raph showing his Tuba to a Badgers Wood resident.
When asking pupils Alice Platten (L4R) and Eliza Prior (L4C) about their experience of the project they said “Over the past four weeks a group of senior school pupils visited Badgers Wood care home. We played one or two pieces and then asked questions about what type of music the residents listened to. We’ve really enjoyed finding out what kind of music these people like. We would love to re-visit."