On the 5th of October 2018 from 2:15 pm until 3:15 pm it was the harvest tea party at Oldswinford Primary School. Students could nominate their grandparents (or elderly people that they knew) to receive a formal invite to the party. Nearly 100 retired people turned up for the tea party, including people from Oriel House and lots of grandparents of students in the school. They were served with tea by a few very kind members of the PTA and cake that Oldswinford students had kindly donated.
Students from year 6 came down during the afternoon and socialised with elderly visitors who enjoyed talking to them. A few of the guests said that they ‘had been looking forward to the the tea party all day’. The elderly visitors were also entertained by a song, ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy’ sung by the Oldswinford choir and not one but two songs sung by the Year ones (who were very brave to sing in front of so many people!)
At the end of the afternoon sadly, all the visitors had to go as the tea party was over. Lots of cake was left over,which was then driven to the Giving Hands Mission(food bank) in Brierley Hill where it was donated to go to the less fortunate people of Stourbridge and its surounding areas. Overall the afternoon was a great success and was enjoyed by everyone who was involved!