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The Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party was a joyous event

As the Upper Sixth CAS group, it was our job to organise the annual OAP Christmas Party, an event which the senior citizens of Ingatestone look forward to every year. We have been planning this event since September. As a group we decided to offer the senior citizens a Christmas afternoon tea; people made candy cane place holders which added to the festive atmosphere and the main hall was decked with Christmas decorations.

At twelve o’clock the guests started to arrive, they were offered mulled wine and sherry. Thank you to the Ingatestone Wine Company for the donation of sherry. Throughout the party the guests were entertained. Lottie Bradford played joyous songs on the piano, which provided a jovial atmosphere. After tea and cake, the guests were treated to excerpts from this year’s school production Mary Poppins. The guests enjoyed the performances of classic songs, such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time”. Thank you to all those that performed, the guests loved it. It was then time for the raffle. Prizes included: sparkly decorative plants, spa sets and an assortment of biscuits. Each wine glass also had a wine charm around the base, which the guests could take home and save for their own Christmas celebrations. The year 10 choir then came in and we had a “Christmas sing a long.” The guests sang along enthusiastically and the choir sang and danced wonderfully.

Lastly, we would just like to say a huge thank you to London Bridge Associates for sponsoring the event and to all the people who donated raffle prizes and decorations. Thank you also to the performers and the year 10 choir and to everyone that contributed to the day. You helped to make this day special for the senior citizens of Ingatestone and your contributions were much appreciated.