Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School opens up its doors for old folk in the community

Gleed School tea party for the elderly ANL-150408-103352001
Gleed School tea party for the elderly ANL-150408-103352001
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Before they broke up for the summer, Year 10 Health and 
Social Care students at Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School opened their doors for another event for the elderly.

Old folk were invited to come along for afternoon tea and 
entertainment at the school. Students had created an indoor garden for their guests and put on an old fashioned afternoon tea, before two performances.

Gleed School tea party for the elderly ANL-150408-103402001

Gleed School tea party for the elderly ANL-150408-103402001

The community link has been introduced to promote student understanding of social care services for elderly, what is involved in planning such events, and the benefits for elderly service-users in attending such occasions..

The event saw a collaboration of staff and student volunteers across the whole school, with food technology students working alongside Café Central’s manager Tony Bursey to cater for the guests as well as the PE/performing arts department organising the entertainment.