Pupils from leading state school, Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, recently performed an impressive music recital for the residents and staff at Ashlands Manor Care Centre in Ashton-upon-Mersey in Sale.

The hour long performance was undertaken by 15 pupils from Y8 to Y13 at the school and featured songs including ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’.

There was a variety of music from soloists to group singing and some ensemble songs from the choir.  In some instances, songs were accompanied by the ukulele.

Residents and staff at the purpose-built 57 bed care facility located on Ashlands were delighted to be visited by the students from Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School and really enjoyed the performance.

Home manager at Ashlands Manor, Suzi Sumegi, commented: “The visit was wonderful.  Regardless of their age, our residents love music and we aim to entertain and delight them as frequently as possible with special performances and one-off shows.  The pupils from Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School were incredibly professional and performed a fabulous recital that has had toes tapping ever since.”

Head of Music at Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, Julia Mayall, added: “The students relish every opportunity to perform and we were thrilled to be invited to Ashlands Manor.  It was lovely to see the residents enjoying the music and joining in with the songs that they knew.”

Recently named as one of 2018’s Top 20 most highly recommended care homes in the region, Ashlands Manor in Ashton-on-Mersey is part of fast growing, development-led care home operator New Care.

Catering for the aspiring needs of its residents, homes provide high quality, person-centred care and an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, general nursing and specialist dementia care services, in an expertly designed purpose-built environment.

In addition to communal lounges, formal dining rooms and gardens, residents enjoy the privacy of their own well appointed and restful bedroom, complete with en suite wet rooms, and a host of hotel-style services including fine dining, a hair salon, nail bar, concierge and a busy and varied programme of activities and events.  For further information on New Care and its care homes across the UK, please visit www.newcarehomes.com.