Festive lunch helped to bridge generation gap

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FESTIVE fare helped bridge the generation gap when pupils at a Hucknall school dished up Christmas dinner to residents of a local nursing home.

Teenagers from National Church of England Academy on Annesley Road invited neighbours from the Annesley Lodge care home for the meal.

They dished up traditional turkey and all the trimmings, folowed by Christmas pudding, to 11 residents and nine carers from the Annesley Road home.

The aim was to strengthen a strong link between the school and the care home.

There was also a performance from the school choir and a mini-dance show laid on by pupils.

Karen Bonser, of National Academy, said: “It was really a good event. It was about supporting the community and getting the children to mix with a different age-group.

“This is something the school is very committed to.”

Only last month, pupils from the Academy visited Annesley Lodge to chat with two war veterans for a special Armistice Day ceremony.

n OUR PHOTO shows pupils Skye Attaway and Joshua Dyer serving up lunch to Annesley Lodge resident Edna King and staff member Jacqui Davies — DISPIC NHUD11-3374-1.