STAFF and students at Helenswood School threw a Christmas party for the elderly on Friday.
The annual event was an opportunity for catering and performing arts students to show off their talents, superbly supported from members of the school council.
Party-goers enjoyed festive nibbles and a cup of tea before a performance of music and dance from students from both the Lower and Upper School.
The party culminated with Father Christmas making a surprise appearance, and a presentation of gifts to all of the guests.
Students from the Lower School and their families have been collecting gifts over the past few weeks to bring a smile to guests.