Sudbury students serve up a treat for guests

Sudbury upper school pupils serve Christmas lunch to 26 residents from the Playford Court people's home in Sudbury. ''From left; Mrs Mumford and Mrs Gage are served lunch by Kieran Ralph 15.
Sudbury upper school pupils serve Christmas lunch to 26 residents from the Playford Court people's home in Sudbury. ''From left; Mrs Mumford and Mrs Gage are served lunch by Kieran Ralph 15.

CHRISTMAS cheer for residents of Playford Court was served up by school students in the shape of a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings.

More than 20 residents from the Sudbury sheltered accommodation travelled to Sudbury Upper School in Tudor Road for the lunch, which was cooked by the students and assisted by school canteen manager Peter Prink.

Five Year 11 students – Aaron Jeffrey, Ryan Noakes, Nathan Webb, Kieran Ralph and Brett Savage – cooked the lunch and then helped run a raffle and a game of bingo for the residents.

The students are part of the Prince’s Trust XL programme which covers skills of problem solving, working with others and improving learning, as well as recognising achievement in five key areas, including citizenship and entrepreneurship. They work towards an award.

Kathy Sargeant, manager of Playford Court, said all the guests thought it was a wonderful day, a resounding success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

She said: “There were 26 residents all together and the boys did everything from making the stuffing to doing the gravy.

“We have done a thankyou card to each student, signed by all the residents.”

She said the students were planning a visit to the sheltered accommodation to take part in a coffee morning.

They were also going to be helping to make some raised flower beds outside the home in the future.