Axe Valley students thanked for bringing festive cheer

PUBLISHED: 11:01 09 January 2018

Axe Valley sixth formers serve up a Christmas lunch for care home residents. Picture: SUBMITTED

Axe Valley sixth formers serve up a Christmas lunch for care home residents. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Sixth formers host a Christmas party for local care home residents

Axe Valley students have been thanked by residents at a local care home for ‘enriching’ their Christmas.

A group of sixth formers provided a festive lunch for elderly folk from Tudor Cottage, in Axminster.

The residents and staff were invited to the school to spend time with its students, with a meal and entertainment provided.

Axe Valley’s Sixth Form Student Voice President, James Windsor said: “The day was highly successful and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces made it a really rewarding experience.

“It was great to witness our Sixth Form students coming together with members of the community to make a difference at Christmas.”

Dave MacCormick, vice principal, director of Sixth Form said: “We are so proud of our Sixth Form students who not only provided this amazing lunch for members of the local community, but raised the money to pay for it themselves. They are an absolute credit to our school and we thank them very much for their efforts.”

Sandra Joyce, manager of Tudor Cottage Care Home said: “It would be an understatement to say that the residents who attended the lunch enjoyed themselves.

“It was so heart-warming to see them chattering to the students, and vice versa. I am sure that it was an enriching experience for all involved but the students may never realise how much it meant to the residents of Tudor Cottage, for whom such an event reinforces that they are still valued as human beings with something to share with younger generations.”

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