Residents read, write and rhyme to mark World Poetry Day
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Residents at a Norwich care home have been reading, writing and rhyming to celebrate World Poetry Day.
Cavell Court on Dragonfly Lane, Cringleford, opened its doors to the public to mark the event and invited people to share their favourite poems.
Pupils from Cringleford Primary School also joined in with the fun during the day.
Home manager, Jennie Rodger, said: “It is remarkable to see how reading poetry aloud can really bring people together and put a smile on the faces of everyone.
“For older people living with dementia, somebody reading aloud to them – whether it be a poem or short story – can have many therapeutic benefits due to its calming nature.
“We had a wonderful time celebrating all things poetry with the people of Cringleford and would like to say a big thank you to Cringleford Primary School for making the day extra special.”
World Poetry Day was on March 21.
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