Schoolchildren enjoy Christmas carols and snowball fight with Hamble Heights residents

Little schoolchildren enjoyed a host of festive fun with carols and snowball fights with our Hamble Heights residents.

Pupils from Whiteley Primary School visited the residents at our Hamble Heights care home in Fareham to perform a host of festive favourites while donning Santa, elf and reindeer hats for the residents to sing and dance along to.

Whiteley Primary School pupils singing Christmas Carols to Hamble Heights Care Home residents

Then, to whoops and cheers from the kids, the residents started an indoor snowball fight with the children using soft toy snowballs, which saw the home filled with shrieks of laughter.

Hamble Heights Care Home residents throwing snowballs

Vanessa Duggan, Wellbeing Manager for Hamble Heights, said: “Our residents had a lot of fun singing and dancing along to the songs that the children from Whiteley Primary School performed. It was very entertaining for our residents to get involved in the snowball fight with the kids after, who were having a lovely time.

“We’ve had lots of activities taking place across Hamble in the lead up to Christmas but this has definitely been a firm favourite with the residents and one they will remember for a long time.”

The Christmas choir was just one activity in a whole calendar of festive activities planned by Hamble’s Wellbeing team in the lead up to the big day. Other activities include Christmas crafts, writing letters to Santa, making gingerbread cookies, quizzes, Christmas bingo, Christmas door gonks, Christmas keep fit, mince pies, and Christmas wreaths.

Whiteley Primary School pupils smiling while throwing snowballs at Hamble Heights Care Home

Our care home family includes Great Oaks in Bournemouth, Oakdale in Poole, Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, and Hamble Heights in Fareham.

Our team provides care for residential, nursing, dementia and Alzheimer’s, palliative, and respite residents. This includes a dedicated Wellbeing team in each care home who are on hand to organise fun activities to support each resident’s physical, emotional, and holistic wellbeing.

For more information about the care services available at Encore, go to Our Care.