Kind-hearted pupils in High Wycombe and Chesham played host to hundreds of senior citizens at two special festive parties ahead of Christmas. 

Dozens of senior citizens enjoyed bingo, a quiz, dancing and a delicious buffet as they mixed with students at a special Christmas party at The Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe. 

Meanwhile, Chesham Grammar School celebrated Christmas early on December 9 when more than 150 senior citizens were invited to a festive Christmas party at the school to coommemorate the its 70th anniversary.  

At Highcrest, 60 pensioners turned up to enjoy the fun, which included a raffle, a carol sing-along and a performance from the school choir who showed off a repertoire of Christmas songs. 

Drama teacher Dan Goodge then entertained guests by performing classic hits from Frank Sinatra and Frankie Valli.

To top it all, there was even an appearance from Father Christmas who turned up to hand out presents to guests.

Over in Chesham, students and staff in their Christmas jumpers welcomed guests for an afternoon of musical entertainment and a buffet tea, and everyone went home with a gift and a raffle prize donated by CGS parents. 

Chesham mayor Emily Culverhouse and deputy mayor Jane MacBean enjoyed chatting with students and guests, while food technology teacher Sarah Rees and her students baked 150 mini Christmas cakes for all to enjoy. 

Chesham Grammar School staff Rachel Baillie and Karen McKenzie, who organized the party, said: “It’s the start of Christmas for the school and all the students enjoy meeting our elderly neighbours, some of whom may not have family to spend Christmas with.”  

Meanwhile, Rob Evans, learning resource centre manager and enterprise coordinator at Highcrest, said: “This party is a long-established tradition at Highcrest, and once again, we all enjoyed a fantastic celebration.

“Our guests really seemed to enjoy the buffet prepared by our excellent catering staff, which was served by our students.

“We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of this event including the generous donations of presents by our students which makes this event so special and shows Highcrest really has its roots in the local community.”