Festive surprise for residents at Acorns Day Centre

Festive surprise for residents at Acorns Day Centre

Following last year’s successful Wey Valley Christmas Hamper appeal, the school went one step further and doubled their efforts and made an impressive 58 boxes of goodies for the elderly in need in the Weymouth area.

The hamper appeal involved both staff and students bringing in items of food from a carefully selected list.  Miss Claridge, Head of PE at the Wey Valley School, said ‘The support has been over whelming and this effort has made a massive difference to the Christmas's of many of our elderly members of the community’. 

The hampers were delivered to the Acorns Day Centre by 11 students who then entertained the members with festive songs accompanied by Mr Hintze on the piano.

Mrs Harding, Learning Resource Manager at Wey Valley added, ‘The positive atmosphere enabled all the ladies and gentlemen to join in and have a fantastic time at this wonderful time of the year.  Our students spent time talking to the residents at Acorns and they were an absolute credit to the school and the local community’.

Laura Westwood, a student  in Year 10 added, ‘each tutor group provided a festive hamper and we took two minibuses for deliveries.  Speaking with the residents was a delight as they shared stories about their children and grandchildren and their plans for Christmas. 

Miss Claridge and Mrs Harding would like to thank Wey Valley students, parents and staff for their generous donations.