A group of Mary Hare 6th Formers put on a Christmas party for a group of elderly locals.
The 6th Formers did a great job in entertaining through music, poetry, action bingo, carol singing, Christmas quiz and a physical theatre piece and spoken poetry. The event was presented by Bella and George, suitably attired as Mr & Mrs Christmas! They warmed up the audience with some jokes and introduced each of the following acts with confidence and style.
This event which has now become a welcomed annual Christmas outing for the Newbury visitors, took place in Arlington Arts Centre. The event was well attended with many returning regulars all residents of Newbury and the surrounding area.
The visitors were treated to a lovely lunch prepared from scratch by the 6th Formers including homemade sausage rolls, salmon tartlets and mini sandwiches.
The 6th Formers involved were also nominated 'Stars of the Week'. Mrs Martin, Head of 6th Form and Assistant Principal told those involved, 'I am immensely proud of everyone who took part. Whatever you did, whether you played a big or small part, you helped towards making the production work. Your role helped to give a large group of elderly people a lovely start to Christmas.'
There were some lovely comments from the guests. One guest said, 'we thoroughly enjoyed last year and this year was even better. You wouldn't think these pupils are deaf. They are so confident.'
Two friends, who were attending as carers, both sporting matching Christmas jumpers said, 'We are delighted to have been invited today. This is the first time we have visited and the environment is tremendous. The students are so polite.'
There were a number of regulars in the audience, one being Terry who works as a volunteer Gardener at the Primary School. We would like to nominate Terry for wearing the most festive Christmas tie!
Thank you to all staff and pupils who took part in making it a very enjoyable event for all!