Link Group has run for over 20 years at Huntington School. The school welcomes senior citizens from the local community, into school, every Wednesday afternoon to meet students, take part in an activity and have a cup of tea. It is a brilliant opportunity for local seniors to meet and socialise and for our students to meet people they wouldn’t come across in their everyday lives and to gain skills such as communication, team work and problem solving.
If you would like to come along to the Link Group, contact Miss Bracegirdle at the school on 01904 752100
or by email at [email protected]
Here is a summary of some of the recent Link Group activities, written by our Sixth Form students and sometimes by our guest speakers themselves:
Spring Term 2017:
We kicked off the new year with homemade mince pies and classic board games! We were also joined by Mrs Mould who gave us a fantastic talk about ‘Where We Came From’ and the History of our surnames. Mr Morton brought his Guide Dog in and we raised £28.00 for The Guides Dogs For The Blind Association in a spur of the moment charity collection. We’ve also met Carole Bromley – an award winning poet who read some of her favourite poems to us followed by a poetry writing exercise in which we all took part.
Autumn Term 2016:
We kicked off this school year with Steve Hall telling us all about different maps! Cakes were kindly provided by Mrs Hall.
We had guest speakers from far and wide this term, finding out all about the architecture of York Minster, a history talk about the old York Workhouses, Mrs Barnes about volunteering as a York Angel, and Mr Littelwood for a driving test on the Great British Sewing Bee! It’s been a fabulous jam packed term and we ended the winter with a Link Group Christmas Dinner at the Dean Court Hotel in York. The Christmas meal was brilliant, the staff at Dean Court did a tremendous job, we had a three-course meal followed by tea and a mince pie! Both students and seniors had a fantastic time.
Wednesday 22 June 2016:
As Link group comes to a close for the summer school holidays we run a Link Group summer excursion.
We met at the school at 8:00am and boarded two minibuses which took us firstly to Pickering. A beautiful Yorkshire town with nice cafes and bakeries. We met up again at Pickering train station to board a steam train that would take us along to Goathland.
In Goathland we walked from the station up to the classic Aidensfield Garage and shops, it was beautiful sunshine so a nice stroll through quaint Goathland was lovely. Once we’d had free time to shop and explore we boarded our two minibuses and headed over the Yorkshire Moors to Whitby!
We arrived right outside the Quayside Restaurant for our fish and chip lunch! We all had our meals in the modern restaurant, well served by friendly staff and enjoyed tea or coffee after. Once finished we had some free time around Whitby. We decided to get some ice cream on the sea front and had a gentle stroll up the pier and back to watch the boats coming and going in the glorious sunshine.
We returned to school for the end of the afternoon, having thoroughly enjoyed a great day out.