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Volunteering at Belmont

Throughout the final week before half term, the Danes and the Jutes did themselves proud with some community volunteering work a care home in the local community. The Danes started the week off with a visit to Knights Court Nursing home, where the pupils and residents enjoyed an afternoon of boards games, cakes and a musical concert. We had a wide variety of acts in the concert, including the cello, flute and several children sang solos or duets. Watching the residents in the home clapping along and tapping their feet is something I’m sure the children won’t forget for a long time. The Danes were simply outstanding and if you could have seen their mature and compassionate approach towards the residents you would have been extremely proud. Towards the end of the week we had the Jutes entertaining the residents of Aarandale Manor Care Home in Mill Hill with an afternoon tea and a game of bingo. Each pupil paired up with a resident and played bingo, everyone was a winner as shortly after afternoon tea was served. Again the pupils were simply outstanding and engaged with such confidence. Having spoken to the pupils after the event it is simply amazing that some children and parents have asked if they can go and volunteer as a family. Thank you to all parents who helped support the pupils in buying or making cakes to provide on both occasions. It really was a special two afternoons and an experience I hope will stay with the children for a long time to come.

Well done Danes and Jutes!