Bedminster Down School

‘Old School’ Trip To The Pantomime 

On Tuesday 19th December students and senior citizens from the school’s local community enjoyed the opportunity to visit the theatre and watch a festive pantomime. The show, Aladdin starring Joe Pasquale & Marti Pellow, was thoroughly enjoyed by students and senior citizens alike. Our elderly guests are all part of a school project that has been running for the past year called ‘Old school’. It is a partnership programme that brings together senior members from the local community together with young people both in the community and in school.

Inspired by the BBC’s Old School programme that ran with The Oxford Academy and featured the Hairy Bikers earlier last year, students from the school sought local volunteers who were offered friendship by students in exchange for mentoring and have gone on to forge friendships & mutually beneficial relationships.  The project is backed by Link Age and the Royal British Legion in Bishopsworth where meetings take place on a fortnightly basis.

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