WORLD Nursery Rhyme Week saw Hartlepool school pupils visit elderly care home residents to recite their favourite childhood poems.

Ten pupils from Grange Primary School, on Owton Manor Lane, performed a nursery rhyme each for those living at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road.

Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Incy Wincy Spider were just some of those sang by the children, all aged eight and nine years old.

The pupils also created a book of their favourite nursery rhymes, which they presented to the elderly residents after their performance.

In return, the residents gave the children a Christmas story book to say thank you.

Resident Elsie Hogg, 82, said: “It was great for the children to sing and tell us all their favourite stories.”

Grange Primary School teacher Vicky Collinson, who accompanied the children on the visit, said: “The children love to visit and enjoy everything about it. We look forward to another visit before Christmas.”

Julie Armstrong, home manager at Queens Meadow Care Home, said: “We have a strong link with the school and they visit regularly.

“It was lovely to see them as part of World Nursery Rhyme Week and the residents all loved their performances.

“We look forward to seeing them again nearer Christmas, when we will have Mr and Mrs Claus here to say hello and take their Christmas wishes.”