STUDENTS from a town school marked World Poetry Day by visiting a Bromsgrove care home.

The pupils from Bromsgrove School in Worcester Road took part in the day when people from across the world celebrate the power of poetry on Friday, (March 21).

The 16-year-olds visited Breme Care Home and read famous verses to the residents.

Among the poems shared by the Year 11 students were Daffodils by William Wordsworth, Friendship’s Flower by Winniek Koh and Christina Sunrise’s Birds, Birds Everywhere.

Activities leader at the Providence Road-based home, Helen Barron, said: "Our residents absolutely loved the readings.

"The girls come here to see them on a regular basis and they really enjoy sitting and chatting with them.”

Teacher at the school, Gaynor Bruce, said: "Visiting the care home is a two-way process.

"The girls learn to be caring, to socialise, interact and take an interest. In return, they gain from the wonderful stories and experiences that the residents share with them."