Pupils perform at festive event

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Students at Saint John Fisher Catholic High School treated elderly residents to a festive party.

Year 8 pupils at the Harrogate school ensured elderly residents of local parishes and care homes enjoyed some festive spirit.

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The students treated their distinguished guests to fine cuisine, musical entertainment, carol singing and a session of bingo during a seasonal Christmas Party.

The tables were designed and decorated with Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and an assortment of decorations.

These included a gingerbread Santa’s sleigh, complete with reindeer, created by pupil Ben Shaw.

The pupils provided their own ingredients to make the treats in the school kitchens after raising funds by working hard and completing chores at home.

Christmas songs were performed by an impromptu band consisting of staff and pupils from the Music and the Arts Department.

A choir sang carols and young performing arts students entertained the enthusiastic visitors with dance routines.

The afternoon was rounded off with carol singing in the surroundings of the school’s chapel.

Head Teacher Paul Jackson said: “Catholicism is at the heart of our school.

“We value the contribution our students provide to the local community.

“The Christmas Party is a wonderful way to break down barriers between young and old, especially at this time of year.”

Meantime, student Alex Horsfall won a competition to design a logo for company Baby Roots, which sells trees in a bag.

Owner Angela Roots asked the shcool’s art department to run a competition after seeing work produced iduring an open day.

Year 9 and 10 pupils were askedto redesign a logo for the Christmas tree products.

Angela said: “Alex’s image stood out as it was simple but creative, showing a fresh approach to the project and thinking outside the box.”

The winning artwork will be used on the cards accompanying the Boot Roots ‘Grow with me’ Christmas trees over the next few years.

Head of art Mr Barton said: “Our school is alive with exciting projects such as this one with Baby Roots.”