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Students host Tea Party for the older community

This special annual event was held on Tuesday last week.

A group of year 12 students planned and organised a party for volunteers and clients from the Royal Voluntary Service’s Home Library Service in the Dorchester area, and nearly 30 guests attended. The Sixth Form Common Room was transformed into a Café, where the students welcomed their guests, provided a huge choice of delicious homemade cakes as well as a steady supply of tea and coffee, and most of all stimulating and lively conversation.

Everybody enjoyed the quiz and the excellent musical entertainment, especially those familiar old songs to sing along to. Dorchester Mayor Richard Biggs was the guest of honour on the day.

Maria Jacobson, Service Manager for the Royal Voluntary Service’s Home Library Service, thanked the students, their teachers and the school on behalf of all the guests, saying: “This is a really special event in our calendar, and we look forward to it every year. I would like to thank the students not just on behalf of the relatively small number of older people attending, but also all those who are unable to leave the house: just receiving an invitation like this can mean the world to somebody who is housebound as it shows them that people are thinking of them and happy to organise events like this for them.”

If you would like to find out more about the Home Library Service in Dorset please phone the Royal Voluntary Service Office on 01305 236666 or e-mail

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