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On Sunday 29 November St John’s pupils hosted a Christmas lunch for local community groups in the School’s Dining Hall.
Age Concern, Fairfield Centre and The Beeches were among the groups to enjoy an afternoon of festive fun, frivolity and treats in the company of St John’s pupils and staff.
Guests enjoyed a glass or two of mulled wine as they listened to saxophonist Theo Hayles (Upper Fifth, Churchill) and pianist Josh Geddes (Lower Sixth, West), and were served a sumptuous Christmas lunch, with pupils acting as waiters and waitresses throughout the afternoon.
A Christmas quiz, with hotly-contested prizes of festive shortbread, was enjoyed by all, and proceedings came to a close with a run through of some much-loved carols. Guests were presented with goody bags to take home with them, each containing a card, a St John’s Christmas tree decoration, and a delicious pot of jam, homemade by the Head of Community Service, Mrs Ellis-Barrett.
One guest commented, “We were all most impressed with the whole afternoon. The food was excellent, the youngsters delightful, and the music, singing and quiz were such fun.”
The annual Christmas lunch is testament to the generous nature of St John’s pupils, and their enjoyment of helping those in the local community throughout the year.
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