To develop empathy and understanding between our younger and older generations creating trust, mutual understanding and respect
To help children develop the ability to relate to and communicate with elderly people
To develop an understanding of history through the eyes of elderly people
To reduce the fear, stigma and misconception that exists between different generations portrayed by the media
To have the opportunity to establish positive relationships with older people to sustain friendships and communications over a longer period (under the supervision of the school)
A tour of Age UK to understand why the service is needed, the role it plays in society and for Hull’s older generation.
Conversations, questions and answers in small mixed groups of children and elderly people facilitated by a mentor with observation and support. [list-item] [list-item]During group discussions, sharing stories and examples of life for each of the two generations including what it was/is like growing up and fears, hopes and dreams.
A dance session together before refreshments and chatting.