Ardingly Pupils thanked for their IT help by the MSOPS

Ardingly College has been affiliated with the Mid Sussex Older People’s Society (MSOPC) for some time now, certainly through the Music School and the recitals the choir has given at some of their events. However, more recently Anthony Lovat set up an ICT initiative helping the older people in our society to adjust to the technological changes. Throughout the year, Sixth Form students have helped by showing these citizens how to use smart TVs, connect to the internet, send emails, texts and a wide number of other tools that are helpful for connecting with family and friends. As a thank you for the work done by the pupils, MSOPC invited some of the students along to their “Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration” at the Copthorne Effingham hotel on Friday 10th June. This was a wonderful afternoon, and the pupils (Toby Brann, Theodora Anthony, Emma Sutherland, Emily Spiers) were honoured to be a part of it. The room was beautifully decorated and provided a perfect setting to catch up with some of the older people who had been involved in the College’s outreach. After some speeches, and a shout-out from Mr Colin Field, West Sussex’s Deputy Lieutenant, it was time to celebrate and enjoy the tea party! The students were given a feast, made up of scones, sandwiches and yummy pastries. The afternoon closed with an opportunity to dance along to some Swing music and the students did not disappoint. It was an honour to be part of this event and we would like to thank the MSOPC for allowing us to share in their celebrations. Long may our affiliation continue.MSOPC