December 2017: Pupils help senior citizens celebrate Christmas

OUR ANNUAL Christmas Party was enjoyed by more than 80 older residents at school.

In our Sixth Form Centre, they were treated to a buffet-style dinner waited on by around 70 of our sixth form students.

Doris Dickinson, 83, from Haslingden, said: “I came last year and it was my first time. It was brilliant and I enjoyed the entertainment. I couldn’t fault a thing.”

Student Services Officer Ms Hodgkiss said: “We hold the Christmas Party every year when we welcome back a lot of familiar faces and some new ones.

“Year 12 Sixth Form students wait on tables and we also have a raffle and Father Christmas even makes an appearance.”

Bethan Nelson, 16, said: “I wanted to help because it is nice to give the elderly people a good dinner.”

Laura Hartland, 16, said: “Some elderly people don’t get out a lot and so it is nice for them to get to see different people that they wouldn’t normally get to speak to.”

They were entertained by our fantastic musicians and Mr Gibbs said: “The Big Band and Brass Band played carols for the party.

“We also took five musicians to The Lindens Rest Home, in Haslingden, where we played carols for an hour and took requests.

“We also held a Christmas Concert at school when the Big Band and Brass Band played. We had a flute choir, two rock bands, a 24 piece guitar ensemble, soloists and our choir sang, which had doubled in size.”