Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

Published on 11 January 2016

Senior Citizens' Christmas Party

Sixth Form students at Vandyke Upper School offered some much appreciated festive cheer when they put on a Christmas party for some of Leighton Buzzard’s senior citizens, at what has become a much-enjoyed annual tradition at the school.

A team of volunteers from Years 12 and 13 welcomed 27 pensioners from two local sheltered housing units, Laburnam Court and Hamilton Court, to the Sixth Form common room on Wednesday, 16th December. As well as a lavish buffet tea, guests were treated to live  musical performances, carol singing, bingo and a quiz.

'As ever the atmosphere was fantastic and a good time was had by all’ said Mr Downey, Director of Sixth Form. ‘Students are aware that this can be a lonely time of year for some older members of the community, and really enjoy the chance to offer them an afternoon of fun and good company. It’s always rewarding  – they get as much out of it as the guests do.’