Gidea Park College pupils join Romford care home residents for a chorus of Baby Shark on World Mental Health Day

PUBLISHED: 10:56 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:56 18 October 2018

Gidea Park College pupils visited Abbcross care home for World Mental Health Day. Photo: GPC

Gidea Park College pupils visited Abbcross care home for World Mental Health Day. Photo: GPC


As part of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, October 10, pupils from Gidea Park College visited Abbcross Nursing Home to spend a little time playing with residents there.

The care home in Brentwood Road, Romford, is run by Kelly Brough, who praised the behaviour of pupils from the Balgores Lane school, who taught residents the now ubiquitous Baby Shark song.

She later wrote to the school to thank them for the experience.

Teacher Cheryl Carter, who came up with the idea after seeing recent reports about the benefits of older and younger people playing together, said: “The afternoon, as short as it was, went really well. The children were a little nervous at first but were soon settled and so enjoyed talking and playing alongside everyone.

“So much so that both Kelly and I want to make it more a regular experience.”

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