Over 30 students from Cabot Learning Federation’s Post 16 hosted an afternoon of entertainment, fun and a festive tea party for around forty Local residents. Residents of Kingswood Court, the Beeches, Begbrooke House, Fairview Court, Dewhurst, Redfield Lodge, and Cleeve Lodge care homes joined students who are studying transition health and social care. As part of their course work, students have to deliver a health promotion campaign, working with people from a care home.

With party crackers pulled, students donned their Christmas hats and served food, teas and coffees and interacted with the care residents throughout the afternoon. Their guests were entertained by the fantastic John Cabot Academy choir and a pantomime was performed by a local theatre company. Oh, yes it was!

Students also talked to their guests about the importance of health and fitness, using armchair aerobics, keeping their minds active and also the importance of receiving the winter flu jab.

Marevna Emms Health & Social Care Teacher Post 16 said, “The students have been absolutely amazing. I think it is really important for students of this age group to interact and work with our senior friends at an event like this, bringing their learning to life. More importantly, it is not just a classroom exercise but is extremely rewarding for both our guests and students at this time of year.”

Anna Akinboroye Post 16 student said, “I just want to say sharing is caring and it is good to care for other people so that they feel loved and feel a part of our community.”