Some intergenerational harmony was stirred up by college students recently, as they hosted a three-course meal for elderly residents.

Cooking for 14 elderly locals, Pershore College students showcased their culinary skills and aptitude for inclusive entertainment.

The Bridging the Generations event was hosted in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Evesham, with catering students cooking, before health and social care students serving up a spirited quiz.

Seven catering students welcomed the opportunity to practice their culinary crafts, preparing a tantalizing pumpkin soup, tender homemade bread rolls, and a zesty lemon drizzle cake served with custard.

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Assisted by five health and social care students, they transformed the college’s training kitchen into a dining destination, setting tables and entertaining guests.

Bridging the Generations is an initiative that pairs students with elderly community members.

Both entertaining and educational, the programme is designed to enhance students' customer service and communication skills, while fostering intergenerational relationships.

Owing to the success of the event, Pershore College plans to repeat it on a monthly basis.

Hein van der Steen, of the Rotary Club of Evesham, praised the programme, saying: "It was a great event which was enjoyed by all, with the experience giving guests fond memories for days to come.

"We now look forward to returning to Pershore College for the next event."

Echoing this sentiment was tutor Sarah Mackins, who said: "Our Bridging the Generations event programme is a fantastic way for our students to connect with older members of the community.

"It was a lovely event which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved, and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from our guests.

"We now look forward to working with the Rotary Club of Evesham on a monthly basis to continue holding these events for the benefit of both our students and the local community."