19th July 2018 — This afternoon we have been delighted to host a tea party for just under 80 residents of local care homes and other elderly people from our local community. Our guests were served a lovely tea and entertained by wonderful performances by our Nursery to Year 2 children. We are pleased to be able to use our Speech Day marquee for such a lovely purpose and are so grateful that so many people wished to join us for a very special afternoon.
Nearly 80 elderly people from the local Chichester community and local care homes attended a summer tea party in the beautiful grounds of Oakwood School last week.
This new initiative builds on relationships developed over the year with Oakwood’s Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception classes visiting a local care home. As well as enjoying a delicious afternoon tea in the grand marquee, guests were entertained by a performance from the children in Oakwood’s Nursery up to Year 2.
Headteacher, Clare Bradbury, said, “We were pleased to be able to use our Speech Day marquee for such a lovely purpose and are so grateful that so many people wished to join us for a very special afternoon.”
The tea party is one of a number of events held throughout the year at Oakwood as part of the school’s policy of building links with the local community, in line with the Independent Schools Council’s ‘Schools Together’ initiative which supports partnerships between independent schools and community groups.