The ‘community action’ team at a York school is marking Christmas by throwing a trio of parties.
The team, from St Peter’s School in York, is in charge of charitable, community and fundraising events.
Lollipop, a local charity supporting children with hearing impairment and their families, enjoyed their party on Sunday with a bouncy castle, Santa’s grotto and crafts amongst other things, with St Peter’s pupils helping with the activities.
The volunteers also organised a Pirates and Princesses party for the ‘Island’ charity, which offers support and mentoring to local young people. Pupils planned an afternoon of games, quizzes, face painting and festive food and they ran the show themselves.
The third party was the annual community get together in the new Memorial Hall at the school. A large number of local residents were invited to join the school for tea and carol singing, with musical entertainment provided by the pupils.
Julie Bainbridge, head of Community Action at the school, said:
The Community Action team got this term off to a flying start with the Big Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and these three parties are a fitting finale to the term.
The whole school community collected a large number of gifts for distribution to our guests at the parties and in the local community over the Christmas period, thanks to the generosity of parents, staff and friends.