Grandparents celebrate Christmas at Pool Academy

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


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.


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.”


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.


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

Christiana Richardson