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Time to rhyme for World Poetry Day at a Cringleford care home

PUBLISHED: 08:27 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:27 14 March 2018

World Poetry Day is a national initiative to encourage people to listen to, write and appreciate poetry. This year more than 100 Care UK homes are celebrating the day with their own events for their local communities. Care UK are inviting people to go to their local Care UK home on World Poetry Day. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

World Poetry Day is a national initiative to encourage people to listen to, write and appreciate poetry. This year more than 100 Care UK homes are celebrating the day with their own events for their local communities. Care UK are inviting people to go to their local Care UK home on World Poetry Day. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

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A care home in Cringleford is inviting the local community to join residents in celebrating World Poetry Day.

World Poetry Day is a national initiative to encourage people to listen to, write and appreciate poetry. This year more than 100 Care UK homes are celebrating the day with their own events for their local communities. Care UK are inviting people to go to their local Care UK home on World Poetry Day.  Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine PixWorld Poetry Day is a national initiative to encourage people to listen to, write and appreciate poetry. This year more than 100 Care UK homes are celebrating the day with their own events for their local communities. Care UK are inviting people to go to their local Care UK home on World Poetry Day. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

Residents at Cavell Court will be celebrating the day on Wednesday, March 21 by reading a number of their favourite poems and rhymes aloud.

Pupils from Cringleford Primary School will be joining in with the rhyming fun by sharing their favourite poems with the residents and visitors.

Residents are also being encouraged to put pen to paper to create their own short verses and poems to enter into Care UK’s poetry competition.

Home manager, Jennie Rodger, said: “World Poetry Day provides a fantastic opportunity for residents here at Cavell Court to share their favourite poems, which has many therapeutic benefits, particularly for those living with dementia.”

World Poetry Day is a national initiative to encourage people to listen to, write and appreciate poetry. This year more than 100 Care UK homes are celebrating the day with their own events for their local communities. Care UK are inviting people to go to their local Care UK home on World Poetry Day. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine PixWorld Poetry Day is a national initiative to encourage people to listen to, write and appreciate poetry. This year more than 100 Care UK homes are celebrating the day with their own events for their local communities. Care UK are inviting people to go to their local Care UK home on World Poetry Day. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

To find out more, please 
call Samantha Woods on 01603 856835 or email samantha.woods@careuk.com


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