On Tuesday 12th December 12 of our students visited an elderly social group at the Old Customs House to deliver presents that had been donated by the staff and students of WLA. Watching the different generations interact, tell stories and playing a Christmas quiz, filled us with pride and showed what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.

Here are some quotes from the students:

Chloe (6th form) “I really enjoyed going to give the presents to the elderly. When we got there they were all so appreciative of the presents and the stories and conversations that we had. To see their faces light up with biggest smile on their face really made my day!”

Katie (6th form) “I was overwhelmed to see the joy on their faces at something as so simple as a small gift and the affection they showed us while having a conversation with them. Seeing them smiling and laughing with us made me really appreciative of the family I have.”

Jake (year 9)  “They were all very friendly and were very good to talk to. I am very proud to have made their Christmas by giving them a gift, they were all delighted to have presents and to have someone to talk to.”

Ashton (year 10) “I thought going to the Age UK social group was amazing. I met a lady called Margaret who give me advice on what path to take in education. When we left tears were shed. I would really like to see her again.”