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Fun for both the young and the young at heart at the Old Palace coffee morning.

The residents of Whitgift care homes and students of Old Palace were united for a coffee morning in the banqueting hall of Old Palace School on the 3rd June.

Everyone was treated to an array of delicious cakes and impressive performances from some of the students. It was a lovely morning enjoyed by all: both students and residents of the care homes had a wonderful time, evident from the bright smiles all around. 

The year 12’s of Old Palace School, with the help of some students from the younger years and teachers of the school, organised such a delightful coffee morning. Assistant Headteacher, Mr Talleux, thought this morning was an opportunity to ‘embody John Whitgift’s vision of caring for the young and the young at heart’.  

This morning gave some of the younger girls a chance to interact with the older residents, and also give the residents the opportunity to reminisce of their times at school. Jean, a Whitgift House resident, commented about how she had ‘visited the old building as a student for a school trip’ and others not so familiar with the school certainly ‘enjoyed the entertainment’.

Zara, Head Girl of Old Palace, commented how the morning gave the girls the opportunity to be ‘more involved’ with the residents of Whitgift Care, and hear all of their interesting stories. 

Along with the food (some very delicious chocolate, fruit and orange cakes), the entertainment was enjoyed by all: featuring a variety of dances performed by the students and poems read wonderfully. In all, this was an enjoyable morning for residents of the care homes and students of Old Palace: the ‘young and young at heart’. 

Find out more about Whitgift Care and Old Palace

By Amy

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