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On Thursday 8th June 2017, students at The Hathershaw College cooked up a storm in the kitchen, and invited local residents to join them. The recipe was one of Mr Raza’s famous curries, with a sumptuous appetizer to start, and side dishes of Chapatti's. Our students helped prepare, cook and serve food for 12 residents, along with just enough left-overs for some staff, and of course themselves!

Whilst they were at the College, the visitors were asked if they would like the school to hold other events. Ideas included Hathershaw students to organise a ‘board game’ afternoon and exchange stories. The residents, part of the Housing & Care 21 housing organisation, also asked for help with using the internet, as they are soon to have Wifi installed in their bungalows. One resident asked for help with her gardening, another just for some company.

David Patterson, a spokesman for the residents said ‘Connecting with the children is out of this world. Sometimes we grumble about parking, but we know that the students will always be respectful and help us out’

His wife, Sylvia Patterson, would welcome help with her ICT skills. In return, Billy Wilcock - a Year 7 student at the college - suggested ‘if we have a show or a presentation at College, sometimes students don’t have a parent/grandparent to come and support them. Would you be our guest?’  

The event was really well received, as was the curry and the takeaway service the students provided.

 

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