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26th Sep, 2021

Droitwich Spa High School students thinking inside the box to spread to festive cheer to town's senior citizens

STUDENTS from Droitwich Spa High School had to ‘think inside the box’ when planning the annual Christmas party for the town’s senior citizens.

This year would have been the 20th anniversary of the festive event traditionally held by year nine pupils since 2001.

As well as the festive cheer it brings, it is also the highlight of the winter term for the students, informally marking the opening of the Christmas season with its singing of carols, the giving of presents and the eating of mince pies.

With this year’s event falling victim to the pandemic, pupils have instead donated a huge pile of presents for the residents of Corbett House.

They were delivered yesterday by Elizabeth Whitehouse who has co-ordinated the event for many years.

She said: “The event has always been so important in so many ways for both our students and our senior neighbours that we wanted to at least keep something of the spirit of it alive.”

She added the gifts would ensure the residents knew that they were in the students’ thoughts.

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