Carr Hill High School opened its doors to local people who were invited to celebrate Christmas with students and staff.
Children from local nurseries and primary schools were joined by residents from local older people’s homes and groups for an afternoon of fun organised by Carr Hill students.
Over 50 students made the party possible including members of the school orchestra, art ambassadors, RS ambassadors, health and social care students and student volunteers. Guests enjoyed live music including traditional Christmas songs, homemade mince pies and gingerbread biscuits baked by the technology department, Christmas stories and poetry delivered by students, Christmas themed art and RS workshops led by art ambassadors. There was even time for some Christmas Bingo and a festive themed photo booth so guests could take a photo to remind them of the day. In the run up to the event many students volunteered their time to set up, whilst mentor groups created bunting to decorate the hall.
Headteacher Mr Waller said: “I would like to thank every student and staff member who has made this event possible. It was a wonderful afternoon and so great to see so many guests enjoying themselves and spending time with our students. We are a community school and we value all those in our community which is why we wanted to give something back to local people ahead of Christmas. We hope all the guests had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to hosting more community events in the future.”