Beaulieu’s young and old come together for bingo tournament and memories exchange
IT WAS eyes down and dabbers at the ready for the return of a generation-crossing bingo tournament at Beaulieu.
Eighty pupils from Beaulieu Village Primary School enjoyed a break from their normal lessons to share a light-hearted couple of hours with some of the parish’s older residents.
This marked the first time the groups had come together since the Covid pandemic began in 2020.
Prizes were up for grabs and, after the games, a selection of cakes and scones was served.
The afternoon was held as part of the Beaulieu – Past, Present and Future, launched by the late Fiona, Lady Montagu, for the millennium.
This aims to bring together the estate’s older residents – some former pupils of Beaulieu School – and today’s pupils.
Held twice-yearly, the meetings encourage both generations to exchange memories and experiences.
Head teacher Katherine Jones said: “This is the first time since Covid that we have been able to hold one of these events again and they have been much missed by the children.
“As well as being great fun it is very rewarding for them to be able to spend time with some of the older residents of the village.”
Event organiser Jan Hoy added: “We are very grateful to the Beaulieu Common Good Trust for their continuing funding support of this initiative.
“These biannual events are always much looked forward to and enjoyed by the young and old alike.”