College Hosts Senior Citizens’ Christmas Celebratory Lunch
On Thursday 13 December Princethorpe College Sixth-Formers welcomed over 100 guests, for a special Senior Citizen's Christmas Celebratory Lunch. They included elderly parishioners from St Anne’s, Wappenbury, and residents from a number of local care homes, Greenways, Clifton Court, Galanos House, Overslade House, Homewood, Helen Ley Care Centre, James Hirons, Castel Froma, The Sesame Centre, Town Thorns and Willow Tree Nursing Home.
The lunch has become an annual community event where the guests are served turkey and all the trimmings, prepared by the College catering team and waited on by College Sixth Formers. It was held in the Sixth Form atrium and delicious smells wafted across the room whilst all around there was much chatter and laughter.
Sixth Formers, Will Puchy and Dexter Powell, did a sterling job entertaining all with festive tunes on the keyboard then mid-way through the meal the guests were treated to a special performance by Princethorpe’s A cappella group who sang the modern White Winter Hymnal. Juliette Carter then took centre stage and performed well known Christmas songs. She also led the assembled guests in the now traditional joyful sing-along of much loved traditional carols, including Ding Dong Merrily On High, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Hark The Herald Angels Sing. Ed Hester, Headmaster, who had popped in to welcome the senior citizens, happily joined in the communal singing. Then Izzy Smith took over the entertainment and kept everyone happy singing more popular songs until the event came to a happy close.
Before they left all of the visitors were presented with a personalised Christmas card produced by pupils from the College and from local primary school, Our Lady’s in Princethorpe.
Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Cyp Vella commented, “It was wonderful to see old and young chatting and simply enjoying the moment together, embodying the true spirit of Christmas. A huge thank you to our Sixth Formers and staff for organising such a fabulously festive event.”
Singing in the A Capella group were Greg Burford, Conor Fernandez, Lauren Mason, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, Holly Kennedy, Lauren Bach, Mary Lomas and Jemima Teeton.