Princethorpe Sixth Formers Help Irene Celebrate Her Century

Last week, Princethorpe’s Youth St Vincent de Paul (SVP) group visited Long Itchington’s care home Greenways. As part of their enrichment programme, our Youth SVPs visit local care homes on a weekly basis, providing entertainment and spending time chatting and socialising with the residents.

Although a regular occurrence in our Youth SVPs’ calendar, this particular visit on Friday 3 February was among the most unforgettable. Greenways eldest resident, Irene, was celebrating her century, turning the grand age of 100 last Thursday 2 February!

You may remember last year, Princethorpe’s Youth SVP, along with Crackley Hall’s ‘Mini-Vinnies’ put on a show to celebrate Irene’s magnificent 99th Birthday. An afternoon of homemade cakes and musical instruments brought celebrations to a close with a crescendo of singing and live music, making Irene’s 99th Birthday extra special.

This year, our Sixth Formers joined Irene and fellow residents for more tea, cake and birthday festivities! Irene’s most memorable 100th birthday present was the much-anticipated birthday card from Her Majesty the Queen and an added bonus of a telegram from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Comments Kieran McCullough, Director of Ethos at Princethorpe College, who helps coordinate the students’ weekly visits “Irene was so pleased with her card and telegram and at 100 years young, was also very happy to be visited by the fine young men from our Sixth Form!”

Sixth Form students photographed; Erin O’Rourke, Matthew Duigan, George Cockerill, Will McGinlay, Dylan Powell, Ed Williamson and Zainah Darr spent the afternoon celebrating with Irene and socialising with residents.