Christmas party gets old folks in mood for dancing

Some of the old folks enjoyed the party so much they took to the dance floor for the first time in y

Some of the old folks enjoyed the party so much they took to the dance floor for the first time in years. - Credit: Archant

Elderly folks were so taken with the senior citizens Christmas party laid on by a Biggleswade school that some of them took to the dance floor for the first time in years.

The pupils organised the party themselves.

The pupils organised the party themselves. - Credit: Archant

Sixth form pupils at Stratton Upper School invited residents from nearby care homes for a slap up lunch at The Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade on Friday.

But this wasn’t just any old Christmas lunch. The pupils themselves baked the cakes, biscuits and scones, served at table, made the tea, planned the menu and organised the music and transport.

Deputy head of sixth form Bonita Ackerman du Preez said of her students: “I thought they were absolutely amazing.

“I couldn’t have asked for more. They are dedicated, caring students who really showed leadership and commitment and it was really quite emotional for them.

Pupils from Stratton Upper School entertaining the old folks

Pupils from Stratton Upper School entertaining the old folks - Credit: Archant

“For example when one elderly gentleman started dancing they just burst into tears.

The students also fundraised for the event and the skills they learned will go on their UCAS forms ready for university applications.

The pupils organised everything from the tea and cakes to the music and dance.

The pupils organised everything from the tea and cakes to the music and dance. - Credit: Archant

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