A Droitwich care home resident has starred in their own CBeebies Bedtime Story worthy video for National Storytelling Week.
Ravenstone Care Home resident Audrey Prince, 90, gave a stellar performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears on the home’s Facebook Page. Her fellow residents helped with the production by creating Goldilocks themed drawings that were shown on-screen throughout the video. The hand-drawn images included pictures of Goldilocks herself, grizzly bears and bowls of porridge.
The video has delighted the home’s Facebook fans, who have shared their praise and thanks, with many commenting on Audrey’s fabulous recital of the childhood favourite.
National Storytelling Week focuses on encouraging people of all ages to explore reading books and sharing stories with one another. An important part of Ravenstone’s activity programme includes spending time and reminiscing. Events such as National Storytelling Week provide the perfect opportunity for residents to be able to engage in reminiscence activities.
A Childhood Favourite
Audrey said: “I had a lot of fun reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears to our followers on Facebook. It is a childhood favourite which has been enjoyed by many generations and will be for many more years.
“One of my favourite books as a child was A Peep Behind the Scenes because it is just such a great story. I read it so many times as a child. It is a sad story though, it made me cry.”
Wendy Stokoe, home manager at Ravenstone care home, said: “Celebrating National Storytelling Week is very important to us as a home as it gives us an opportunity to share stories with one another. This can be childhood favourites, adult fiction or even telling our own stories to each other.
“The residents had a lot of fun and we have discovered some fantastic new stories to get stuck into!”