Residents and staff from Amberley Hall enjoying the craft-making sessions with youngsters from the 9th King’s Lynn (St Faith’s) Rainbows. Pictures: Tony Jones

Residents at Amberley Hall in King’s Lynn got a real treat when youngsters from the local Rainbows visited for a craft-making session… and an impromptu sing-a-long.

Members of the 9th King’s Lynn (St Faith’s) Rainbow Unit popped along to the care home in Baldock Drive last week.

Amberley Hall’s activities coordinator, Elaine Lott, said: “The residents really enjoyed it and said it reminded them of their own childhoods when they were young and in groups like the Rainbows or Beavers.

“Some of the residents have even been leaders in the Rainbows and Guides in the past.”

Mrs Lott said the Rainbows have been learning about different aspects of disability and visited the home as part of their studies.

“They were able to come in and see what it is like here and interact with the older generation,” she said.

The visit ended with the Rainbows singing songs to the pensioners.

“Some of the residents joined in with a few yee-haws!” added Mrs Lott. “They loved listening to the children singing.

“Some of the residents don’t get to see their own families very often and so having the children here was really lovely.”

Similar groups wishing to visit the home can contact Mrs Lott on 01553 670600.