‘Spring Fling’ for pensioners

Older persons party at Wisbech Grammar School. Enjoying bingo. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
Older persons party at Wisbech Grammar School. Enjoying bingo. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

PARTYING pensioners from Wisbech and district enjoyed a trip down memory lane when they went back to school for a ‘Spring Fling’.

A record number of guests attended the third annual party for the elderly at Wisbech Grammar School. They enjoyed bingo with year 11 pupil Christian Alecock (15) acting as the caller.

Older persons party at Wisbech Grammar School. Upper 6th student Lucy Elderfield chats with some of the visitors.  www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

Older persons party at Wisbech Grammar School. Upper 6th student Lucy Elderfield chats with some of the visitors. www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

The 61 party goers attending the ‘Spring Fling’, who came from Wisbech St Mary Good Companions Club, King John House and Edina Court, as well as Magazine Lane, were able to turn back the clock to the 1940s as they listened to nostalgic numbers played by the school’s swing band.

They were then treated to tea of sandwiches, scones made by head of food and nutrition Alison Sloan and cakes made by pupils from years seven and eight.

Students from year 11 and the sixth form were assigned to each table for the afternoon to act as hosts and hostesses.

Community service co-ordinator Jan Wildman said: “We were delighted to have so many guests who thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon with us. I was very pleased with the pupil volunteers who prepared the party and entertained the pensioners at the tables.”