Pupils throw Christmas party for care home residents

Health and social care pupils in year 11 at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy organised the event, inviting a total of 24 pensioners.

A three-course turkey meal was cooked by hospitality and catering students before, pupils with special educational needs provided entertainment and a raffle.

School medical officer, Joanne Willetts said: “The students wanted to help the community and should be so proud of what they have achieved.

“This was all their own work. They got in touch with the homes, contacted a list of residents and put it all together.

“A lot of these people are alone for Christmas and don’t get to spend it with loved ones. It was about getting them in and letting them enjoy the special gesture.”

Both students and staff got together a number of donations in order to fund the raffle and a range of different foods for the party.


Headteacher Leigh Moore served meals alongside the pupils. Other teachers sang Christmas songs and danced with guests throughout.

The event is the second of its type run by the school and staff now hope to host similar events throughout the year as well as make their Christmas party an annual occasion. Now plans have been put in place for a potential summer tea party to be run by the school for the residents.

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