On Saturday 30 October the Remove and Lower Sixth community action group hosted a Christmas Party for the elderly in the refectory. Almost 50 local elderly people who are looked after by the Good Neighbour Scheme were treated to a sumptuous afternoon tea and fabulous Christmas themed entertainment.
There was music from Kevin Kyle, a very competitive table quiz and even goodie bags for them to take home at the end. The Removes and Lower Sixth pupils were brilliant in their support, from welcoming our visitors into the school, chatting to the elderly people and even marking the quiz papers!
The Lower Sixth led by Evelyn T (Winfield) acted as fantastic role models for the Removes and took the lead in organising this event. One elderly guest commented “It’s like visiting a beautiful Museum and having tea in a Hotel”. Cheryl, the manager of the Good Neighbour scheme wrote after the event, “Thank you so much for such a wonderful day. I can unequivocally say that everyone had a wonderful time. This was such a new experience for them and to be spoilt in beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and good company was very precious to them all. Please pass on my thanks to all the pupils who were so kind and respectful to our clients and all the staff who put so much effort into making such a fabulous occasion.”