Cake and Dancing bring the generations together

July 29, 2020
Cake and Dancing bring the generations together

Local elderly residents in Wombell, Barnsley were treated to a wonderful tea party at Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre this week.  The event was organised by 50 Year 5 pupils who are taking part in the Young Leaders Award.

Guests at the tea party were served drinks and cakes as well as playing games and chatting with pupils.  The pupils had organised themselves into teams to do different jobs, all making sure that their party ran smoothly and that all their guests had an enjoyable afternoon.  The teams included; decorating, taking orders, serving drinks and cakes, playing games with guests, organising a raffle and bingo game, performing some music and of course tidying up at the end of the afternoon.

Many of the guests commented on how polite the pupils were throughout the party.  Some guests even joined the pupils in dancing along to classic tea dance music!

These pupils showed great leadership skills, particularly in confidence and kindness.

This event was just part of what the Young Leaders had done throughout their award.  Earlier this year they learnt about their local Foodbank and decided to share this with their whole school in an assembly and organised a very successful collection for Foodbank. They have also been completing personal volunteering challenges to help others.

Rozy Brian, Strategic Lead for Primary Awards, said;

“I had the privilege of joining these excellent Young Leaders at their tea party and was so impressed by their hard work and their kindness towards their guests.  What a brilliant example of ‘being the change you want to see’.”

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