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We're bringing history to life with our favourite heroes and heroines

Bringing history to life!

We’ve been having a great time bringing history to life during a host of community events this March at our brighterkind care homes.

Our ‘Heroes and Heroines’ activity has seen us exploring some of the events and people that have built history, as well as sharing our own knowledge and stories for a fascinating and fun trip down memory lane.

An ‘Extraordinary Afternoon Tea Party’ kicked off the event, and we loved getting dressed up as some of our favourite heroes and heroines to see what sort of conversations people like Tutankhamun, Queen Victoria and Neil Armstrong might have if seated together for a cuppa and cake!

We’ve enjoyed events with themed food, live entertainment and talks as well as trips to local museums and landmarks to discover more about the history of our local area.

The Magic Moments Club team have created Memory Boxes full of things to help spark memories and prompt discussions including photographs and newspaper clippings, historical objects, poems, scents and music from different eras.

Resident, Sylvia, aged 84, said: “I’ve had a super time finding out about some of the people who have made history. I was Neil Armstrong at our afternoon tea and I told everyone what it was like to be the first person to stand on the Moon!”

Resident June, aged 83, said: “I thought history at school was boring but this has been so much fun. If my lessons had been like this, I might have paid more attention!”

Steve Gardner, who heads up the Magic Moments Activities Programme at brighterkind, said: “Our residents and team members have really enjoyed getting involved in this project, sharing their expertise and memories to bring history to life in a fun and entertaining way. There have been some wonderful conversations and it’s been a great opportunity to reminisce about the past.”

brighterkind has care homes in England, Scotland and Jersey and is consistently featured in’s ‘Top 20 Most Recommended Care Home Groups’ by residents and their families. The group’s innovative Magic Moments Activity Programme provides a wide variety of activities to help residents enjoy a fulfilling day, promote well-being and benefit the mind, body and soul. Find a brighterkind care home near you.