Once again, December saw the return of the Annual Senior Citizens Christmas party. Now in its 32nd year, the event was a huge triumph with pupils making every effort to ensure their visitors had a good time. Planning for the event started in November, when Sixth Form pupils took part in a sponsored stay-awake to raise money for the party, which was funded solely by the Sixth Form Charity Committee.
Guests were treated to a buffet, bingo, entertainment and an afternoon of festive fun, all organised by our Sixth Form pupils and their tutors. With over 150 visitors filling the school’s dining hall, the afternoon was declared a huge success by all in attendance.
Speaking of the event, Mr Prosser (Head of Sixth Form) said “The annual OAP Christmas Party was once again a great success, with many staff and students contributing to the fund raising, preparation and entertainment. Nearly 150 pensioners were welcomed by carol-singing students who worked very hard to ensure they were well looked after. We were especially pleased to again welcome Bishop Tom to the party this year. He spent his time talking to staff, students and guests, participating in the entertainment, and generally enjoying himself. The afternoon was also attended by the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot, Councillor Davies. The Sixth Form were a credit to the school and showed what a valuable contribution they make to the local community”.
These thoughts are echoed by Mr Scourfield, who said “The Christmas party truly is one of the high points of our school year. It’s a special event that brings different generations together in a meaningful and uplifting way. It is a great celebration of community and seasonal joy and a tradition we are extremely proud of upholding”.