School treats for Riverside House

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 25 December 2020

Students and staff from Saddleworth School gave a little treat to residents of Riverside House by making and delivering Christmas party boxes filled with turkey sandwiches, crisps, chocolates and home-made trifle, complete with a Christmas cracker and Christmas card.

Special thanks to Mrs Reece, Mrs Butler and Mrs Brooks for helping to organise the event and well done to Year 11 pupils Harry Rushworth, Demi Cumming and Lily Wyatt for delivering them. 

Riverside House is just five minutes from the school on the High Street, with 42 elderly residents who live independently.

Mr John Broadbent lives there. He was the school caretaker and then a School Governor.

John is now the patron of the school.

He said: "We normally invite elderly relatives and friends to a Senior Citizen’s party into school, but as we were unable to do that this year we decided to make Christmas tea boxes."

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