100-Year-Old Veteran Helps Children Learn To Read At Local Elementary School

A 100-year-old World War II veteran in Cheshire made a huge impact on people around him during his lifetime and he’s continuing to do his part but in a different way this time.

Peter Davies has come out of retirement to serve kids at the Dean Valley Community Primary School in Macclesfield, Cheshire by helping them learn to read.

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At 100 years old, he’s still going strong and going out of his way to make a difference for his community.

According to BBC, Davies started volunteering at the school after he lost his wife of 72 years. He wanted a renewed sense of purpose and that’s exactly what he’s found.

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In an interview with BBC, Davies explained:

“I’m sure I get more out of it than the children do. It is a lovely, warm feeling [that] I belong. I’m not this old man who lives on his own. I’m part of the community, which is great.”

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Davies sits with kids as they read and he works on pronunciation and letters with them. The kids love him and even recognize him around town!

You can check out the video below to see Mr. Davies in action:

Hopefully Davies continues to serve his community in such an impactful way! It’s great to see.

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