A nursery in Bickley has been nominated for an award for bridging the gap between the young and elderly.

Bickley Park School sends a group of three-year-olds to the Crown Meadow Nursing Home every week where they play games and read stories with the elderly residents.

The school has now been nominated for a Perrys Exceptional Community Award for its efforts.

Headteacher Patrick Wenham said: “Community is at our core here and all the children are taught the value of serving the wider society.

“We have a variety of outreach projects at Bickley Park involving residential care homes. Our older children provide entertainment for the residents, or we invite them in to school for social events.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Leeds Castle in Maidstone on Thursday (November 8).