Pupils from Tangara School for Girls were praised for their grace and maturity after they welcomed Flinders Village residents to a morning tea at their school in Cherrybrook on Monday.
A group of 18 residents from the Castle Hill aged care centre were treated to delicious food and light entertainment by five of the school’s young pianists and songs from the year 2 pupils.
The girls provided flowers, serviettes, food and conversation for their guests.
Year 2 pupil Grace Youssef said she felt proud to be involved in the event and make the visitors happy.
“I saw lots of smiles from them because they were enjoying it,’’ she said.
‘‘I smelt happiness and food with that tea.”
The morning tea was the first project of the year for social issues group members Francesca Sugiaman, Jessica Vala, Frances Saad and Lydia Vieira, all of year 6.
They set up the venue, greeted and helped seat their guests and guided the year 2 pupils through the morning’s activities.
Diversional therapist at Flinders Village Sandra Burrage said such activities were a treat for the residents.
‘‘One of our residents who was the most thrilled with the visit isn’t too far off being 100 years old,’’ she said.
‘‘The age gap between our residents and the children did not matter.
‘‘It was one generation showing interest and respect for the other.’’