Practically Perfect in Every Way- Care Home Brings Beloved Characters to Life for World Book Day

The dedicated team at Orchard House Care Home in Wisbech Cambridgeshire this year went all out to celebrate World Book Day and bring to life some beloved characters of children’s books.

There was a whole team approach as every department of the Nursing and Residential Dementia home joined in the event.

Lifestyle Lead Miranda who was dressed as ‘Where’s Wally’ explained the idea behind the day, ‘It was the first time we’ve celebrated World Book Day in this way. We wanted to bring to life some of the residents’ favourite characters from their childhood books or those they remember reading to their children and even grandchildren.’

This year the team outshone themselves putting on performances from Roald Dahl’s Matilda, ‘We didn’t expect the videos of the performances to go down so well. Everybody was involved, including the residents, being creative and bringing some magic to the day. I think the most fun was the video of Sam as Matilda, re-enacting the scene where she discovers her powers!’  – Honey, Dementia Ambassador.

Other characters brought to life were all of the Matilda, Superwoman, Jessie from ‘Toy Story.’ Mary Poppins and Ian Fleming’s James Bond, who was brought to life by Care Assistant Johnathan. Resident Doris, 84 was most impressed as she asked for a shaken not stirred Martini,’ ‘He’s a very good-looking chap and I’m sure he’ll be able to protect us all!’

Lifestyle Lead Miranda, had everyone trying to find her in the Garden, amongst the daffodils as ‘Where’s Wally,’ 102-year-old Mary was happily surprised to see Miranda pop out commenting, ‘You certainly look like a right Wally!’

General Manager Sarah and Deputy Manager Egle were childhood favourites from Lewis Carols ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts, Sarah assured us that everyone still had their heads on their shoulders at the end of the day. ‘It has been a wonderful day, the residents, families, and the team have had a great time. Everyone has got involved and the residents have enjoyed some wonderful magically moments of reminiscence and new experiences with making the videos. Family is at the heart of everything we do here and like any family it is so important to all to come together and have fun, which we certainly have!’

Watch their magical videos HERE!

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