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Great Yarmouth pupils make Christmas blankets for elderly residents

PUBLISHED: 09:35 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:34 18 December 2017

The pupils made Christmas blankets for the residents at the Fishermen's Hospital.
Picture: St Nicholas Priory CE VA Primary School

The pupils made Christmas blankets for the residents at the Fishermen's Hospital. Picture: St Nicholas Priory CE VA Primary School

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Children have travelled back in time to give a festive boost to elderly residents in Great Yarmouth.

The pupils made Christmas blankets for the residents at the Fishermen's Hospital.
Picture: St Nicholas Priory CE VA Primary SchoolThe pupils made Christmas blankets for the residents at the Fishermen's Hospital. Picture: St Nicholas Priory CE VA Primary School

St Nicholas Priory Primary School pupils from Year 5 visited the Fisherman’s Hospital to present residents with blankets they had made for them for Christmas as part of a community links project.

The children had been studying the Anglo-Saxons during the autumn term and used computer design software to create Dark Ages designs which they embroidered onto felt and then used different sewing techniques to attach their designs to the blankets.

It was part of a school project which had a focus on making links within the community.

The children had met some of the residents when they visited the building, which comprises several cottages and is incorporated as part of Great Yarmouth Municipal Charities, in September and shared food they had made during the term with them. The Fishermen’s Hospital was built in 1702.

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