Trinity School welcomes 140 older residents at their community Christmas party
14 Jan 2016
Trinity School students, parents and staff came together to put on an evening of Christmas cheer for older people from linked residential homes, diners’ clubs and other groups, as well local residents. On Wednesday 25th November, Trinity welcomed 140 guests to its annual Christmas Party. They were treated to tea and entertainment, including bingo, a student-led quiz and a raffle. These were followed by music from the School’s Big Band, songs and poems by the students and teachers with plenty of loud carol singing afterwards!
Headmaster Mark Bishop said: “To see everyone in the Trinity community working together to bring Christmas cheer to our guests was a warming experience and one that our pupils will not forget.”
Students also served refreshments and enjoyed chatting to the guests. Parents and staff generously donated prizes, food and their time to help make the event a success.
Maureen Dixon, Head of Community Action at Trinity, who organised the Christmas party, said: ‘It’s a privilege for our parents, staff and pupils to welcome so many neighbours and see everyone having such a wonderful time together. For some, this may be the only Christmas social event and it’s lovely to see them enjoying the company of our pupils’.
Croham Hurst Good Neighbours member, Jo Bircham (pictured with pupil Jacob Wells) commented: “It’s been a lovely party and the pupils are wonderful.”
Eleven year old pupil Jacob Wells (Year 7 – pictured with guest Jo Bircham) said: “I have really enjoyed helping today because I have a grandma who can’t get out of the house much and she would love a party like this.”
Photo: Trinity School’s community Christmas party with Big Band