Now that’s what we call a top class party!
Senior citizens visit school for a festive celebration to remember
Chesham Grammar School in White Hill, Chesham, held its annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party on Saturday, December 12.
The party was organised by school office staff Rachel Baillie, Karen McKenzie and Hazel Armstrong.
Preparations for the event started at 7.30am and the guests arrived at 2pm for the party.
There was a great variety of food served and the school’s subject leader for food technology, Sarah Rees, was busy in the kitchen with her small team of helpers.
Once the party started, staff had help from pupils of all ages and many members of staff. Some sat and chatted to the guests, others served food and drinks and several provided entertainment.
The afternoon finished with communal carolsinging and a raffle and everyone received a prize – all donated by the school’s parents.
As the guests left for home they were given another gift, again donated by the school’s parents, and an individual Christmas cake.
One of the school’s new assistant head teachers, Tim Patteson, said: “As a new member of staff, it was fantastic to see the school and community come together to provide a very memorable afternoon for all involved. From speaking with a number of attendees, it was clear that this was a real highlight of their year and it is an event that the school, quite rightly, can be extremely proud of.”
Year 11 pupil Joseph Rees with guest Mrs Eileen
Chesham Grammar School’s Senior Citizens’Christmas Party
Deputy Mayor of Chesham Noel Brown with
some of the guests
Party guests and their carers with assistant head Tim Patteson and daughter Annabel
Chiltern District Council chairman Mimi Harker with guests
Staff in the kitchen