Christmas Community Lunch

Students at HLT academy Flixton Girls School invited their local community care home residents and staff to join them for a Christmas Community Lunch.

De Brook Lodge (Flixton) residents and staff gratefully accepted the invitation and came along to enjoy the festive spread, whilst listening to FGS junior and senior choirs perform an array of Christmas songs and carols.

Students currently studying Food Technology and Health and Social Care supported the dining room staff by serving the three course Christmas lunch and drinks. The girls had the opportunity to interact with the De Brooks' residents and staff, pulling crackers and discussing their experiences whilst at school and Christmases past.

Some of the visitors were also ex Flixton Girls students and really appreciated the invitation to return to their school!

Danielle Aikenhead Lifestyle Manager at De Brook Lodge said: ‘It was a really lovely event and we hope to bring more visitors next year.’

Year 10 student Olivia Waugh who is studying Food Technology as part of her GCSE’s commented: ‘It was really lovely to see how happy the ladies were, particularly when we started up conversations with them. Talking with a group of people really pushed me out of my comfort zone but the experience has taught me to be myself and appreciate that age doesn’t matter.’