Horley students bake cakes for care home residents

Oakwood School pupils perform carols at Horley Methodist Church as part of the church's annual Christmas Tree Festival - picture submitted
Oakwood School pupils perform carols at Horley Methodist Church as part of the church's annual Christmas Tree Festival - picture submitted

Oakwood School pupils have been out in the community spreading Christmas cheer to residents.

Before breaking up the students visited five care homes and community centres in Horley.

They also spent lessons and time after school preparing and cooking gingerbread men and mince pies for the school choir to give out as they visited to perform Christmas carols.

Residents were pleased to hear them sing.

Jim Ford said: “It was really lovely to hear children sing carols. They talked nicely to the elderly people and showed a lot of respect. A pleasure and a treat, done a great job.”

Dorothy Brome said: “For those of us without grandchildren it is really nice to see them this time of year. Done an excellent job.”

The students’ good manners also impressed them.

Zoe Radway: “Lovely children, fitting in, mixing in and look very smart. Happy to chat, they will go far when they grow up, to be lovely good citizens. Lovely seeing them.

Keith Walton added: “Enjoyed listening to children, lovely to have children bring gifts and homemade mince pies. Friendly students, happy to have a chat.”

The school also made a contribution to the Horley Methodist Church annual Christmas Tree Festival.

The pupils’ ‘Tree of Opportunity’ was display in the church along with others from community groups, businesses and schools in the town.

The choir performed a selection of lovely Christmas music starting with a piano recital from one of their Year 7 students followed by a number of Christmas carols.