Murray Bridge South Primary School receptions draw pictures for 'oldies' at Lerwin Nursing Home

Lerwin Nursing Home's residents may be cut off from the outside world, unable to receive visitors, but the school students across the road have made sure they still feel loved.

Chantelle Flint and Emma Shaw's reception classes at Murray Bridge South Primary School painted bright fish pictures for their neighbours last week, based on the book they had been reading: Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas.

They also made paper Easter baskets and popped a couple of Freddo frogs in each, to be handed out to any residents who might otherwise miss out when the Easter Bunny came calling.

School services officer Loreene Elshahawi said the teachers had asked the children whether they wanted to take their creations home or give them to the "oldies".

Their generosity showed they were already learning about empathy, kindness and selflessness, she said.

Meanwhile, she had a message for Lerwin's residents.

"You're not forgotten and everyone's thinking of you at this period of time," she said.

Lerwin staff said a message from the students, and their drawings, had since been stuck up in residents' rooms.

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