According to Age UK, over one million older Britons report going more than a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or relative. At this time of the year, this is a particularly sad statistic. Therefore, I am pleased that the pupils at the Prep School will play their small part in bridging the intergenerational divide at our ‘Grandparent and Retirement Home Christmas Concert’ next week. As the children attend to their visitors and display their many musical talents, they will not only be spreading some Christmas sparkle, but will also be reminded of how rewarding it is to serve; especially those who are less busy, but more life experienced, than them.