Community Christmas Lunch
On Sunday 1 December, over 60 members of the local community were warmly welcomed to St John's School by the Community Service Unit, for a fun and festive Community Christmas Lunch.
This annual event is a joyful way to bring together a number of local community associations, including the Fairfield Day Centre in Leatherhead, the town’s Royal British Legion branch, residents from Beeches Care Home, local residents from St John’s Close and community group Ashtead Good Neighbours.
During the afternoon, 23 St John’s pupils volunteered and served a fantastic festive feast, with the traditional turkey and trimmings, pudding and mulled wine. Pupils also provided entertainment, with carol singing and a festive quiz, as well as spending their time getting to know the special community guests.
St John’s runs a very successful Community Service Unit (CSU). The Unit thrives thanks to the passion and kindness evident amongst pupils. Historically, St John’s purpose was originally to support the children of poor clergy and today there remains a very strong spirit of giving and support both to each other and to the extended community, which makes us very proud.