Alford pupils present Christmas hampers

Year Seven pupil Freya Young with a Christmas hamper.
Year Seven pupil Freya Young with a Christmas hamper.

Pupils from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford, presented Christmas hampers they had made and filled to members of Alford Day Centre.

Pupils came up with a range of innovative designs for the hampers, including a Santa’s sleigh, Ferrero Roche, ice rink and Rudolph – all filled with gifts.

The elderly at the day centre were presented with the wonderful gifts, with the students enjoying the opportunity to chat to them.

Headteacher Angie Francis said: “It is important that our students have the opportunity to support the local community.

“Students visit the day centre each Thursday lunchtime and have formed friendships with the elderly who attend.

“Form groups thoroughly enjoy designing and making up the Christmas hampers and it is a real pleasure to go down to the day centre to give them our gifts.”

In addition, the school has made hampers for residents in the almshouses which were delivered by sixth form students, and further hampers were prepared and given to residents in Victoria House.