Senior citizens in Wellington were the centre of attention last week as groups and individuals took the opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of older people within the community.
Students at Wellington Christian School were eager to get involved in the celebrations and jumped on an invitation to sing for residents at Maranatha House.
Students in Year 3 and 4, accompanied by teacher Mrs Jo Blatch, were thrilled at the invitation to sing at the Senior’s Week morning tea.
Students sang an old favourite, “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know” and were delighted when so many of the residents joined in with them, Mrs Blatch said.
The class also sang Bruno Mars’ hit song, “Count On Me” as an added bonus for residents.
“[We wanted] to remind the seniors that, together, we can all support and help each other,” Mrs Blatch said.
“The students loved joining with the residents and guests for a special morning of reminiscing and learning about the traditions around the good old Aussie cup of tea.
“They especially loved the delicious cakes and scones!”
Mrs Blatch said Wellington Christian School would like to honour all of our senior citizens during their special week, and to say thank you for the many contributions they have made to the town and community.