Students and carers enjoy fun-filled party

GENERATIONS came together over music and laughter when RGS sixth form volunteers put on a fun-filled festive party for local carers.

More than 40 teenagers, who served up a delicious afternoon tea and enjoyed chatting with guests, wanted to give hard-working carers and their loved ones a break from their normal routine.

The school’s Chamber Choir provided entertainment, with everyone joining in Christmas carols, while one banjolele-playing visitor, a carers' charity volunteer, had the whole room singing along to A Teenager in Love and Diana.

Organised as part of sixth form’s Plus One enrichment programme, students said they enjoyed themselves just much as their visitors and gained a lot from the experience.

Working alongside the Carers' Resource charity, students aim to host such an event every half term.

Carers' Time Off (CTO) manager Dawn Tesseyman said: “It’s been amazing to bring all these young people together with our carers, their loved ones and volunteers from the CTO project, such a lovely thing to do at Christmas.

“The atmosphere was lovely, with great music and so many interesting conversations bringing the generations together in such a happy, positive way.”