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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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Pupils help Workington pensioners to party

Pensioners from Workington enjoyed a three-course Christmas meal and party at the town’s St Joseph’s School.

Workington OAP party photo
Courtney Rooke serves Pat Dixon

The event was organised by year 10 students as part of their studies.

They made and sent out invitations to people across the town and nearby village of Seaton and made candle holders, decorations and served meals.

Year 11 catering students cooked up soup, a turkey dinner and Christmas pudding.

Kieran Dixon, 14, dressed up as Father Christmas and Paul Lishman played piano at the event.

Cameron Lewis, 14, said: “It’s all about bringing these people together to have an enjoyable afternoon and socialise with other people in the community.”

Students raised more than £150 to fund the event from car washes and selling cakes.

Tim Nurse, lay chaplain for the school, supported the event.

Jan Lishman, teacher, said: “Pupils have planned this event from scratch and as part of their portfolios they will have to provide evidence of what they’ve done.

“Today shows what our young people can do and it has given them a lot of confidence and skills.”

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