Christmas Party 2011 was a success
Categories: College News
On Wednesday 7 December, senior citizens mainly from local residential homes were invited to the annual Christmas Party at Henry Cort Community College. The afternoon was organised and hosted by students from every year and house group.
Year 10 students following the Catering and Hospitality course, spent the morning making cakes, biscuits, sandwiches, savouries and mincepies, which were then served for tea in the middle of the party. There were many comments about the excellent standard achieved. Well done to all those involved. Your hard work was very much appreciated.
Approximately 75 guests were invited from, Farehaven Lodge, Hunters Lodge, Kiln Lodge, Red House, Collingwood House, Merryhall Rest Home, Osborn Manor, Frosthole Housing Complex, and White Lodge Gardens. Students welcomed guests on arrival, accompanying them to the Cort Theatre. Students sat at tables amongst the guests to help make them feel welcome and to encourage them to join in the various activities throughout the afternoon.
As guests entered Charlotte Cameron played the piano and Nick Tudgey played the guitar. This helped to create an immediate festive atmosphere. Katherine Murphy was dressed as an angel and Hayley Francis wore a fairy costume.
The party began with a game of Bingo, organized and called by Sophie Starr and Ellie Ward. This was followed by an hour of entertainment as students from different year groups performed musical items and songs. After the tea had been served, everyone joined in some carol singing. George Hughes, Ryan Hammett and Craig Mitchell organized the raffle, while Lucy Hulbert, Megan Moore and Millie Waterman gave out prizes. The party ended with a visit from Father Christmas, Hayden Price, as presents were distributed to each guest.
Nathan Cannon was an accomplished compere, and Annabel Clarkson and Beth Hewitt worked tirelessly in the Cort Bar to ensure that tea and coffee was served as guests arrived and to accompany the tea.
All the students worked really hard to ensure that everyone enjoyed the afternoon. They deserve to be very proud of their contribution, reflecting their willingness to make a difference to people from the local community at Christmas.