19th May, 2019

Kindhearted Droitwich Spa High students hold Christmas party for town's older people

STUDENTS from Droitwich Spa High School welcomed older people from across the town to their Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party.

The event on Wednesday was organised and hosted by year nine pupils and supported by Age UK.

It has been staged every year since 2001 and features a full Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings, mince pies, present-giving and carols from the choir. The gifts were been donated by the students.

The party is the highlight of the winter term and officially starts the Christmas season for the school.

Elizabeth Whitehouse, who oversees the event, said it was important for both the students and the older people.

“There are very few opportunities in which teenagers get a chance to interact with older members of the community beyond their own family, so this is a great way for them to demonstrate the image that is presented of teenagers is not always a fair one.

“The school has a well-deserved reputation for being well integrated into the wider community and this is one of the key events in our calendar.

“The students get so much out of the event and always comment afterwards how much they have enjoyed it and how much they learn from their guests.”

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