Pupils of St George’s Church of England Academy gave us the honour of their presence at a festive coffee morning. It really was a delightful morning for all ages.
The children were complete naturals at socialising with their older companions. There was a very buzzy atmosphere – especially when Santa made an appearance. We were also treated to an impromptu performance of Jingle Bells – twice, so that residents could join in too.
A theme of the coffee morning was ‘Make a Wish’. The idea is that staff can learn more about residents’ hopes and dreams, so that they can make them come true in the coming year! It was heart warming to read the wishes that the children also wrote down and ‘posted’ on the tree. Not one wished for anything material or commercial. In fact, they hoped to visit again, to show the residents their own school and that residents might see loved ones on Christmas Day.
A big Christmassy thank you to the children, their teachers … and Santa. You really made our day.