Berkhamsted Group | 02.05.2017

Community Spirit: Students serve up a delightful tea party for Senior Citizens

Community Spirit: Students serve up a delightful tea party for Senior Citizens

Report by Natascia Phillips, i/c Community Service 

In April our annual Senior Citizens’ Tea Party was held on the last day of the Easter term, and was once again a roaring success with over 200 guests attending the event and thank you letters pouring in to Ms Phillips soon after. A full cream tea was enjoyed against a background of breath-taking musical performances by Lia Armitage, Emily Noithip, Chloe Champken, Alexandra Burgar, Joe Beadle, Charles McCormick, Daniel Brener and George Brandon, with compering by Chanté Bohitige (her third time hosting the event) and Charlie Pipe.

Meanwhile 60 students and staff generously gave their time to help organise the event, entertain guests at their tables and to assist our guests with transport – thank you very much to everyone for their help on the day. Once again a House ‘Bake Off’ was held in honour of the event, with cakes being donated to the tea party itself. This was extraordinarily competitive, with outstanding submissions from each Girls’, Boys’ and Sixth house on the theme of ‘Favourite Children’s Stories.’

It was very hard to choose a winner for each category and the judging – by Carluccio’s, Aramark and our expert Food Technology teacher Mrs Knox and Mr Rae – went on for the best part of the afternoon. The cakes absolutely delighted our guests who spent much time admiring them – and of course, eating them!
A wonderful day, and an excellent demonstration of our school values to aim high and serve others.

Congratulations to the winners: 

Overall whole school winner: Luke Masters, Spencer. Luke retained his title from 2016. 

Sixth Form:
Best taste – Nash
Best design – St George’s
Best taste: Russell
Best design: Wolstenholme
Best taste: Swifts
Best design: Loxwood.
Guests favourite category – design: Loxwood
Christine Hopcraft from Annett House said “thanks for an absolutely wonderful afternoons entertainment and the excellent tea. I would say the residents were all overwhelmed.”
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