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Extra Time and the Olympic Torch

Officially, the current Extra Time season ended last week; with all the excitement of trophies and medals, it was difficult to think we’d come to the end of this particular programme.

So, when we heard that Beech House Care Home is organising its own opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, we were only too happy to go along and assist them in making an Olympic Torch.

Alice Andrea Ewing led the session, and soon had everyone creating cardboard cones and cutting out colourful flames.

Strips of paper were glued to the sides – emulating the ionic columns, I was reliably informed – and a bowl was fashioned out of stiff paper, to hold the flames.

Whilst Alice took the torches outside to spray them silver, we had the chance to hand out the Extra Time Souvenir Programme.

The Programme journals the whole season. Each participant gets a copy as a memento of all the fun we’ve had over the past 12 weeks and they were delighted to see themselves – and the children – in print.

Once the Olympic Torches were dry enough to handle, the residents stuck the flames into the bowls, creating two magnificent torches to carry in their opening procession.

From footballing stories and memorabilia to personal sporting achievements and all the way through to an Olympic Torch; it’s been lovely spending some Extra Time at Beech House.


‘Thank you so much, it's been lovely. We just wish you could come every week.’