Senior Citizen's Party

Partner: Senior Citizens Party
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Volunteering

To develop community relationships and provide an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment to our senior citizen guests. 

Aims of the project

To develop community relationships and provide an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment to our senior citizen guests. 

Introducing Year 10 to community service and charitable venture; developing leadership and team working skills

Organisation in advance (decorations, dance & music rehearsals, invitations created and sent, gifts donated) and uniting on the day to deliver an entertaining afternoon. 

All guests and students involved are beneficiaries. 

Background and goals

Annual event delivered by Year 10

Previous Head Teacher and HoY thought there could be more charitable events and community service oppurtunities. 

It's been established for 9 years.

Resources

Mufti day raises money to purchase food, drink, materials for decorations; theatre is required venue; kitchen to assist with catering; requires form tutors to positively promote the event; requires proactive and dedicated Year 10 volunteers to help lead their peers and manage jobs. Planning commences in January and the event is held in March. HoY oversees the event, on the day supervision is required from 2-3 staff.  

Impact

Guests often write than you notes and praise students upon departure (this is an event they love attending); many students like to see the guests enjoying themselves and recognize the value in what they are doing. 

Pupil involvement

Year 10 (aged 14-15), female

Frequency and duration

Single event, occurs annually in March; will continue indefinitely