Glennfield Care Home celebrated Burns night in style
Many Glennfield residents had never seen bagpipes played live before but were excited to join in with the tapping, clapping and dancing
Celebrations were in full swing at Glennfield Care Home in Wisbech on Burns night as the team hosted a whole day of Scottish-themed activities. Celebrating the places that people come from and the beliefs they follow is important to the Glennfield team, so it regularly engages with national awareness days throughout the year and, as home's residents include many people who are from Scotland or have Scottish family members, Burns night was a national day it didn’t want to miss!
Activities began with a group reading of the Daily Sparkle. This special edition was all about Scotland and provided residents with a virtual tour of well-known Scottish landmarks. It also included lots of interesting information about the country’s history, so for the people who grew up in Scotland, it was a nice way to experience a taste of home from the comfort of their armchairs, while also allowing the uninitiated to learn more about the many delights that Scotland can offer. It was then time to indulge in some live Scottish music, which was provided by Katherine, who is also known as the Fenland Piper and used her bagpipes to play folk music.
Lots of the people living at Glennfield said they hadn’t seen bagpipes played live before, so it was a new experience they were excited to be a part of. Katherine had the whole room tapping, clapping and dancing along to the music and was happy to answer questions from the group, before touring the home to play her bagpipes to people spending time in their bedrooms.
Everyone agreed that celebrating Burns night was lots of fun, especially those who were born and raised in Scotland, so much so, that the team is planning to welcome Katherine back for another tuneful performance in the not-too-distant future!