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Curtains up, lights down for lively variety show

14 March 2016
Firth Park Cultural Ambassadors and staff with Park View Residential Care Home residents and staff.

Sheffield teenagers have taken the spotlight through a special performance thanks to funding and support from Sanctuary Housing.

Variety show

Pupils from Firth Park Academy treated residents at Sanctuary’s Park View Residential Care Home to a variety performance including acting, comedy, singing and dancing.

Cultural Ambassadors

The students are part of the Made in Sheffield Cultural Ambassadors programme, a project from the Cutlers’ Company supporting young people to develop skills, character and knowledge for future employment.

Series of placements

Last week’s show was the culmination of a series of volunteering placements at the care home – funded by Sanctuary Housing – which saw the Firth Park Cultural Ambassadors get to know the residents and organise activities for them to take part in, including creating Easter cards, baking cakes and decorating photo frames.

Firth Park Cultural Ambassador Caitlin Jubb said: “Over the weeks we have really got to know the residents and what they like to do. I hope they have enjoyed themselves and we have got so much out of the volunteering placements, they’ve been a really valuable opportunity to interact with people of different ages.”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Shiregreen, Melanie King, added: “This project brought all age groups together to enjoy this special event. The students have also developed important communication skills valuable for future education and employment opportunities.”

The Firth Park Academy Cultural Ambassadors programme is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.