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Brookside Academy hosts Christmas party for senior citizens

A Somerset school has hosted their annual Christmas party for the 10th year running

Posted by Lucinda Reid | December 15, 2016 | School life

Up to 100 pensioners from Street, Somerset came together for their annual afternoon of entertainment, chat and tea at Brookside Academy at the beginning of December.

Now in its 10th year, the event is an important part of the social calendar for older people in Street.  Funded by Street Parish Council and open to anyone aged 70 and older, Brookside Academy host an afternoon of entertainment and a buffet tea.  For those who don’t have their own transport the school also arranges minibuses and car sharing so everyone can attend.

Councillor Tim Rice, Chairman of Street Parish Council said ‘ This remains one of our most popular events and we are very grateful to Brookside Academy for organising the party and free transport.’

Mrs Davies, aged 80 has been attending since the event began, and she commented: “This is a good opportunity for residents of Street to get to know their parish councilors and catch up with friends.”

During the afternoon year 6 children act has hosts and serve tea and a raffle takes place with gifts donated by school staff.  

Brookside Academy Business Manager Sandra Bartlett said: “Our annual Christmas tea is an important part of the community calendar.  It brings together the generations and is a great chance for a catch up with old friends. I’d like to thank Street Parish Council and Millennium Catering for supporting this event.”

For more information, visit Brookside Academy’s website. 


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