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Old Palace Year 2 students pay a special visit to residents at Whitgift House.

Old Palace Year 2 students visited Whitgift House on Thursday 23 March to perform their Scottish themed assembly, in conjunction with their topic on Scottish islands.

Students showed off their home-made felt tartans, read poetry, performed Scottish dances, and shared their home-baked Scottish shortbread – all of which went down very well with the residents.

The experience was rounded off by a thoroughly enjoyable sing-a-long, with residents and students joining in together with some classic tunes (complete with actions!) – a heart-warming sight indeed.

Whitgift House resident, Una said: “The girls were very well behaved and attentive. They appeared to be thoroughly enjoying themselves so we really enjoyed ourselves too. We were impressed by all the tartan costumes and liked studying the felt tartan samplers they had each made.”

Resident Sybil commented on the students’ performance: “They were vivacious and quite proficient for such a young age. We hope they continue their country dancing, as they were very good and hope to see more in the future.”

Activities Coordinator, Alison Symonds-Tayler said: “The residents were pleased to receive the home-made shortbread and daffodils. A credit to Old Palace School.”

Later, the girls also entertained their parents and prospective Reception children and their families with a repeat performance of their assembly.

Well done and thank you Year 2!

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