Woodland Grove residents celebrate St. George’s Day with Medieval themed party

Patriotism was in the air for this year’s St. George’s Day as residents and staff gathered together to celebrate the anniversary of the death of England’s Patron Saint. Our residents enjoyed the day by taking part in various medieval themed activities around the garden.

Kings and Queens

To mark the special day our residents took part in a crown making activity. Lifestyles Assistant at Woodland Grove in Loughton, Kiera Helsey said: “The most popular activity was definitely the crown making which happened in the garden. Our Primrose residents really enjoyed having some fun and doing something light-hearted, and of course being kings and queens for the afternoon!”

The crown making activity allowed residents to get creative in making their own versions of the medieval crowns. Residents enjoyed the English Rose theme and it brought back memories for quite a few of them.

Slaying the Dragon

In the spirit of St. George’s Day, Woodland Grove celebrated the entire week as medieval themed and continued their celebrations with a medieval themed party. Lifestyles Manager Elise Woolnough and Lifestyles Assistant Kiera Helsey both dressed up in dragon outfits and continued the tradition of dragon slaying on England’s National Day.

Kiera said: “Our residents all had a smile when seeing and ‘slaying’ the dragon and it was lovely to be able to make them laugh in these difficult times.”

Residents thoroughly enjoyed the party which included medieval themed music, food weather and a few fables.


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