Grandparents celebrate Christmas at Pool Academy

Grandparents were treated to a two course Christmas lunch served by students from Pool Academy.

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Members of the community were also invited to join in with the festivities last term on December 13.

Students served the meals to guests who were given a choice of roast turkey or vegetable wellington and a chocolate yule log.

People started to arrive at 11.45am ready to be seated for 12pm in a room near the school’s main hall.  Seasonal music was played and diners were encouraged to take part in a charity raffle.

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Steve and Maggie Caldwell said they enjoyed sitting and having a meal with their grandchildren Katie and Martin.

Steve said: “It was very nice and it was entertaining. It was very Christmassy and we had a good time.”

Trevor and Julie Cotsell said: “It was very nice thank you. There was a good atmosphere and we even won a prize in the raffle.”

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Prefect Dawson Merrett, Year 11, was one of the students who volunteered to help with the event.

He said: “It has been pretty good helping to serve meals to the grandparents. It is a nice thing to do for Christmas. It was nice to see everyone having a happy time with their grandchildren. They were having a good chat and a great time.

“I feel good we have done something nice for the community.”

Deputy Head Girl Levi said: “I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to interact with all the lovely members of the community. I think it was a nice event.”

Lisette Neesham, Assistant Principal, said: “It was a good turnout, even bigger than we expected. It was really lovely and atmospheric.

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“We had a Christmas hat competition to see who kept their hat on the longest. We wanted them to go home wearing their hats.”