Oundle pupils host afternoon tea for more than 100 elderly people

The popular nail bar.
The popular nail bar.

More than 100 elderly residents from Oundle and its surrounding villages were treated to afternoon tea and an afternoon of activities by school pupils.

Visitors from local residential and nursing homes were welcomed by pupils from Oundle School’s Community Action department at their ‘Grand Day Out’.

They were treated to afternoon tea and scones in the school’s Two Acre Club, where they spent the afternoon enjoying a host of activities which included bingo, flowers for fun, board games, croquet and a photo booth.

Elspeth Langsdale, the school archivist, set up film footage of Oundle gone by and a gently be laughter yoga session ran throughout the afternoon.

Pupil Henry Phillips-Sheardm, 18, brought along his record collection and record player, providing musical entertainment.

The most popular activity on offer was without a doubt the nail bar, where visitors were treated to a relaxing hand massage and manicure before choosing from the array of colours of nail polish on offer.

Head of community action Liz Dillarstone said: “This was the first event of its kind on such a grand scale and we were delighted with the response.

“Visitors and pupils alike enjoyed the interaction and fun was had by all.”