Melbourn students help out at Celebration of Ages event

PUBLISHED: 08:35 07 December 2018

MVC at the Celebration of Ages event. Picture: MVC

MVC at the Celebration of Ages event. Picture: MVC


Melbourn Village College’s Year 10 health and social care students “had a brilliant afternoon” helping out at a Celebration of Ages event.

Jose Hales, right, with students at the Celebration of Ages event. Picture: MVCJose Hales, right, with students at the Celebration of Ages event. Picture: MVC

The students joined older members of the community for a Christmas gathering at the Cambridge Motel.

They helped serve the food and drink, assisted the guests in moving round the room and handed out the raffle prizes.

Health and social care teacher Charlotte Joyce said: “The pupils went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a good time.

“Some pupils were told stories of their great grandparents and got quite emotional. Many pupils even gave away their raffle prizes to their new friends.

MVC at the Celebration of Ages event. Picture: MVC MVC at the Celebration of Ages event. Picture: MVC

“I’m very proud of them and feel that they learnt a lot from the experience.”

The Celebration of Ages, a regular event for invited guests, is funded by Melbourn Parish Council and organised by district councillor Jose Hales – who is also a governor at MVC.

He said: “The first event in 2012 gathered over 200 people together at the college where we had an afternoon tea prepared by the college kitchen staff and students.

“It was a huge success and from there we have gone from strength to strength. This was, in the guests’ own words, “the best yet”. I have had call after call, cards, emails etc complimenting the students on their attention to detail, politeness, kindness, conversation, skill etc.

“Simply the older generation in Melbourn think the college students are brilliant, and nothing but a credit to the college and community.

“Mr and Mrs Aristo, the owners of the Cambridge Motel, have also complimented the students for all the hard work they did on the day.

“Charlotte Joyce their teacher and teaching assistant Nicky Patel were also complimented on their professionalism and natural ease with the students throughout the whole time at the event.

“The event went perfectly and, as I said, the students’ involvement continues to hold the college in the hearts of our community with great fondness and respect. For me, as the creator and organiser of these events, I can only say that the events are all the better and complete when our students are involved in them.”


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