Leighton schoolchildren have been wishing the town’s elderly a very Merry Christmas by donating their time to help get them in the festive spirit.
Oak Bank School pupils visited Swiss Cottage residential home throughout December to spread Christmas cheer by making salt dough tree decorations by hand for the residents to paint, putting up Christmas decorations and helping with activities to get everyone feeling festive.
And 14-year-old Varennia Grant also offered small pampering sessions during her visit to the Plantation Road home with classmates Charlie Ratley, 13, and 14-year-old Connor Harrison.
And their generosity didn’t stop there as students put in their time and effort to make mince pies and deliver the treats to Leighton businesses who donated raffle prizes for the school’s Christmas Fayre.
Charlotte Warby, behaviour support worker at Oak Bank, said: “The staff at the shops we visited were really overwhelmed and delighted that the schoolchildren were giving back to the community. They have been fantastic.
“The students final Christmas gift to the residents will be to walk the school ponies to Swiss Cottage and deliver some gifts.”
> Oak Bank’s Christmas Fayre will take place tomorrow from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and the public is invited.