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Christmas Tea Party – Age UK

Just before Christmas Strood Academy hosted a Christmas tea party for elderly people from Age UK. Many students came and helped by serving tea, coffee and cake and socialised with the older generation.
During the tea party our guests got to play bingo and enjoy a quiz in teams. Some of our performing arts students performed a scene from Westside Story, then everyone had a sing along to some Christmas carols.

The event really highlighted how some elderly people are isolated, lonely and vulnerable. It helped teach our students how organizations such as Age UK really help to support elderly people to live independently; students have been learning about this in form time.  Our guests all left with a present each that the students raised funds to buy.​