Held at the historic Routh Hall venue for the first time, Bromsgrove School’s annual "Tea and Carols" was a great success.
Thirty care home residents from three residential homes - Breme, Burcot and Rashwood enjoyed an afternoon of music, Christmas nibbles and good company, culminating in an enthusiastic raffle draw.
The residents were greeted warmly and informally by the students, Reverend Paul Hedworth and Headmaster, Peter Clague. It was fantastic to see lots of IB students generously helping set up and clear away, as well as engaging with the guests during the event: chatting, singing and providing festive games. All the elderly guests, as well as the staff who accompanied them, commented on how wonderful the pupils had been, bringing many of the quieter residents out of their shells.
Emma Williams from Rashwood Care Home commented: “The students at Bromsgrove did the School and themselves proud. What a wonderful afternoon of musical entertainment. The singing was beautiful. You have nurtured such polite and attentive young people.”
Huge thanks go to the hard-working members of the choir, Big Band and Concert Band who provided the atmospheric backbone to the evening and whose musicality was very much appreciated.
Miss Frauke Jung, Teacher of English and i/c CAS said “I am so glad the School has been able to continue the annual tradition of serving the community at Christmas time again this year. It really does make a difference to both our guests and our IB students”.