February Competition – School Days


In our February competition, we want to involve you and your residents in recalling memories about school days. We are interested in the funny, personal, and meaningful stories from this time.

Collecting this material should be fun and enjoyable as it provides an opportunity for good conversation and sharing of memories. By listening to and recording people’s memories you will also increase your knowledge and understanding of your residents.

There are many ways to gather these stories. You might sit down and have a one-to-one chat with a resident. Alternatively, you might run a reminiscence session focussed on school days. Make it a relaxed and informal affair with props and objects relating to individual school experiences to stimulate the conversation.
With the resident’s permission, record these memories and enter our competition. Don’t forget to add any new information to each resident’s life history folder.

The Prizes

We will choose four winners, and each winning Activity Coordinator will receive a cheque for £75. In addition, the winning entries will be reproduced as columns in the Daily Sparkle, attributed to the resident.

How To Enter

To enter the competition, write your resident’s story in approximately 100 words on the special entry form which will appear below until 1st March 2019.


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