Using money raised from a sponsored scramble over the Snowdon Horseshoe Trail, undertaken by English teacher Mr Dickson and his more experienced guides, sixth-formers from Urmston Grammar laid on two Christmas parties this week – one, on Tuesday, was for pupils from Delamere Special School; and the other, on Thursday, was for Senior Citizens from the local Serendipity and Brookfield Residential homes.
A number of Urmston Grammar students visited Delamere in advance of Tuesday’s party to acquaint themselves with the pupils, and then on the day, they played pass-the-parcel and musical statues with them, while assisting entertainers Baz and Tom in a host of other games and some merry singalongs. Each Delamere pupil was guided, by a pair of his helpers, into Santa’s Grotto where Santa himself presented each one with a gift and a Christmas card.
On Thursday, Senior Citizens were waited on by our sixth-formers who served them with sandwiches, teas and coffees, even with wine or other favoured tipples, as well as spooning out trifle and proffering mince pies, while Baz, this time accompanied by Paul, serenaded the septuagenarians with a host of golden tunes from yesteryear. After eating, singing and bingo-ing, our senior guests were also sent away with presents in their pockets to a chorus of good-byes and Merry Christmases.