Coffee and Carols go down a treat

Guests enjoying the Coffee and Carols party at Linton Village College. Contributed picture.
Guests enjoying the Coffee and Carols party at Linton Village College. Contributed picture.
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Students at Linton Village College (LVC) welcomed more than 120 senior citizens to its biggest ever Coffee and Carols party last week.

The special guests were picked up by coach from their homes in Linton and in other nearby villages, including Hildersham, Balsham, Castle Camps and Great Abington.

On arrival, they were served tea, coffee, fruit cake and mince pies by year nine students who helped to organise the party.

Seasonal music was provided by the school’s wind orchestra and college choir, and guests received a small Christmas present to take home.

As always, year nine students raised the funds for the event, which took place on Wednesday, December 9, through activities including a staff football match and cross-country run, a sponsored silence, a nail bar and washing staff cars.

Students also wore their trainers to school in exchange for a 50p donation towards the party.

Any extra funds, including the proceeds from a raffle on the day, are being donated to the Save the Children Syria refugees appeal.

“The Christmas party is an LVC tradition which goes back more than 20 years, “ said organsier Jenny Pullin.

“I am very pleased with the enthusiasm that the students put in to this event.”