Street party with songs for Sir Aubrey Ward residents and visitors

Party at Sir Aubrey Ward.
Party at Sir Aubrey Ward.

Residents, their families and members of the team at Marlow-based care home, Sir Aubrey Ward teamed up with St Peter’s Catholic Primary School to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a street party and special performance.

The party opened with the National Anthem followed by a programme of songs from different year groups at the school.

Both Sir Aubrey Ward, run by local charity and care provider, The Fremantle Trust, and the local primary school have developed a partnership over the years, with joint projects such as the creation of a ‘9 to 90 choir’, a Sound of Music themed sing-along, Easter bonnet parade and the launch of a Book Buddies programme which uses reading to bring pupils and older people together.

The street party was inspired by activity co-ordinator at Sir Aubrey Ward, Ceri Clark. She said: “The party was a remarkable way of celebrating our collective past and future by bringing the generations together for an afternoon of singing and laughter. This is such a special birthday for our Queen and we felt it important to honour it appropriately. Everyone had a marvellous afternoon and we certainly made some lovely memories.”

Miss Thomas, deputy headteacher from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, added: “We’re proud to have a great relationship with residents and members of the team at Sir Aubrey Ward. It’s vital our students have the opportunity to work closely with them to share experiences and learn about our heritage. It’s a day we’ll treasure and one our pupils will look back on fondly in years to come.”