Year 4 recently attended St. Fagan's National Museum of History to observe AG receive her award for winning the story competition. In preparation for the visit, the children started to learn about dementia. They found out that dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. They know that it is progressive, which means the symptoms will get worse over time.
The children had a hands on history session, listened to the winning entries being read and gave a performance of 'Remember Me' by Chris Mann. The audience were so moved, they were brought to tears.
Please take the time to read AG's winning entry below. What a fantastic story! Da iawn AG!
The Unforgettable Trip
Hello my name is Emily and I would like to share a story about my Nanny, she is a very special person. My Nanny Pip has Dementia, but even if she has Dementia, I still really love her the way she is. Nanny Pip likes to take me on trips to lots of different places, but this trip has been my favourite.
Yesterday it was a very sunny day and Nanny Pip said “Do you want to go to the jungle?” That’s a little odd I thought “Maybe not the jungle Nanny, can we go to the beach instead?” She said “Great idea!”. I rushed around t find my swimsuit bucket, spade and of course my surf board. We set off to the train station, Nanny Pip and I were looking at the stops. Nanny Pip said “I think we should stop here” I said “No way that stop is to London, it will take hours!”. Nanny Pip said “oh is that not where we are going?”.” I think we should stop here, it says ‘To Barry Island’” I said.
The train was really loud and bumpy, the train pulled to a stop and Nanny Pip told me to jump off the train. The door closed and I told Nanny Pip “You took us off at the wrong station!” Nanny Pip replied “Oh sorry, I must have got confused” and we waited for the next train to come. After about one hour the next train came so we hopped on it. In that train we travelled for ten minutes then the train stopped and the driver said “Jump off if you are going to Barry Island” so me and Nanny Pip went off the train.
We walked down to Barry Island and went down to the sand to have our picnic. Normally, Nanny makes jam sandwiches, but when I took my sandwich and bit into it, it had sand in it! I asked Nanny Pip “Why did you put sand in them?” Nanny looked confused and said “Oh, I thought that I put jam in the sandwich”. Soon after that horrible sandwich we went to get some chips and ice cream.
I ordered my favourite ice cream – strawberry and Nanny Pip ordered the same as me. Nanny walked back to our table and I noticed her hands were empty. “Nanny where are our ice creams?”
“Oh sorry Emily! I paid for them but forget to take them!”. We walked back over to explain to the ice cream Man and he gave us our ice creams. After we ate it, we went down to the sea. Nanny Pip took my surf board and ran down to the sea, she hopped on and rode the highest waves I had ever seen!
We came out of the sea and we went home and dried off. Nanny looked a little bit tired after our adventure so we decided to head back home. On the train home I was thinking about our day. Even though we might not have many more days out together, I still have my Nanny and she will always have me.
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School