Elderly residents and volunteers were treated to songs, cakes and hot drinks at Chickerell Primary School’s Christmas coffee morning.

The annual event aims to bring the community together with the school as well as provide local elderly residents with some company and joy this time of year.

Headteacher of Chickerell Primary, Jody Harris, said: “It’s all about bringing the community into the school.

“We do this every year and invite local elderly residents and school volunteers and serve them cakes and hot drinks. A lot of Chickerell residents are elderly and live on their own so it is nice to bring the older ones together with the younger ones, they love it so much.

“As you can see the children love to sing and belt it out, they’re singing all of the songs from their nativities.

“Next year we are going to do it every month, we are going to call it ‘Serve and Sing’ so the volunteers and residents get to come more than once a year.”

Philip Chappell, a grandparent of one of the pupils, said: “I volunteer to do reading with all the ones who are a bit slower and don’t get to read at home and help them to develop their reading skills.

“All the volunteers were sent a little invitation from the kids saying to come to our Christmas show.

“It’s just nice to get involved with the kids and they come out with the funniest things, absolutely hilarious.”

Gemma, a parent and volunteer at the school, said: “We are new to the school this year and it is such a lovely surprise that the school gets parents involved like this.

“It is so nice to hear the songs again from the Christmas play because you only get to hear it once and it’s like seeing it all over again.

Cllr Lynda Wise, Mayor of Chickerell, said: “It’s lovely that the children and teachers do this, especially for the elderly community and especially this time of year.

“I would also like to say well done to the school for getting a ‘Good’ Ofsted report and to keep up the fantastic work.”