Intergenerational Experience

OPTION 1- Intergenerational Experience – Sewerby Hall and Gardens

This experience takes place at the beautiful Sewerby Hall and Gardens between November to March each year when the main house is closed to members of the public.

Children spend valuable time with members of Applegarth Day Centre, to bring classroom learning to life, as members reminisce about days gone by, giving children the opportunity to compare and contrast the past to the present day.

Aims

  • To bring current classroom topics to life.
  • To foster understanding between generations.
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the past.
  • To encourage empathy, confidence and raise aspirations of the children, and to gain an understanding of how they are intelligent.
  • To reminisce and socialise between the generations, to share their wealth of experience and knowledge.
  • To understand the breadth of their local community.

The experience

Designed to complement your school’s current topic.

Examples include:

  • How we used to live, reminiscing childhood memories, pass times, holidays, careers, the war years, and family time.
  • Royalty. Prior to the visit children researched topic areas including coronations, weddings, royal babies, jubilees and royal celebrations.

The visit

Welcome and introductions, meet the HEY CU team, Sewerby Museums staff and volunteers, and Applegarth members.

The children to be organised in three groups on a carousel to include:

  • Meeting members of Applegarth
  • House activity – Edwardian Kitchen
  • House activity – for example, Royal Memorabilia including handing of historic objects
  • Feedback and evaluations

OPTION 2 – Intergenerational Experience – Age UK Hornsea Seagulls

This experience takes place at the home of Age UK’s Hornsea Seagulls, in the Town Hall at Hornsea.

Children spend valuable time with members of Hornsea Seagulls to bring classroom learning to life as members reminisce about days gone by, giving children the opportunity to discover more about the past to the present day.

Aims

  • To bring current classroom topics to life.
  • To foster understanding between generations.
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the past.
  • To encourage empathy, confidence and raise aspirations of the children, and to gain an understanding of how they are intelligent.
  • To reminisce and socialise between the generations, to share their wealth of experience and knowledge.
  • To understand the breadth of their local community.

The experience

Designed to complement your school’s current topic area.

Examples include:

  • How we used to live, reminiscing childhood memories, pass times, holidays, careers, the war years, and family time.
  • Royalty. Prior to the visit children researched topic areas including coronations, weddings, royal babies, jubilees and royal celebrations.

The visit

Welcome and introductions, meet the HEY CU team and Age UK Hornsea Seagulls.

The children to be organised into two groups include:

  • Meeting members of Hornsea Seagulls and looking at historical artefacts.
  • Activity – for example, Royal Memorabilia including handing of historic objects and designing their own memorabilia.
  • Feedback and evaluations.

 

 

The RSPB Experience

Live Life on the Edge!

Welcome to a world living life on the edge. Explore the habitats and creatures that make their home here on the cliff tops and discover why living on the edge can be fun but challenging!

To make your very own ‘Living Life on the Edge’ session, choose 3 of the following options for a half day, or 5 options for a full day.

1 Be a Bird Can you flap as fast as a puffin or defend yourself like a fulmar (it’s wet!)? Explore the world of the seabirds and their amazing adaptations from the cliff top.

2 Build a gannet’s nest Do you have what it takes to make a gannets nest? Test your team skills, get creative and defend your precious chick.

3 Seabird Science How do we know how many birds nest on the cliffs? How do we find out what they eat or where they go? Learn some super skills and funky facts!

4 A Climmer’s Tale Hold replica seabird eggs and discover their special adaptations whilst learning about the life of a climmer. Who were they, how did they collect eggs and why?

5 LBJ’s* (*little brown jobs!)  Learn how to use binoculars, switch on your super senses and delve into the world of the rare and intriguing tree sparrow.

6 Create your own Coccolith’! Step back in time and discover what chalk really is and then make your own mega-coccolith! (Includes a craft activity using air-hardening clay).

What you need to know

Please dress ready all and any weathers! We are on an exposed & windy cliff top and the weather can be changeable.

A half-day session (2 hours) usually starts at 10am or 1pm and a full day is normally 10am – 2.30pm (flexible).

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your start time to allow trips to toilets.

 Please have the class ready to split into 2 or 3 groups with accompanying adults. The groups may rotate around different activity stations    with their accompanying adults.

We have fully accessible paths and toilets so people of all abilities can enjoy the cliff top habitats.

There is a servery on site selling hot drinks and sandwiches for adults. Please bring lunch for your students.

We aim to be outside as much as the weather allows because that’s where we have the most fun and learning.

 

A Day with the Fire Service

Built on the three core pillars of Public Safety children will develop awareness towards:

Fire Safety

Water Safety

Road Safety

Appropriate safety messages on each of these subjects will be presented to the children through the different workshop activities.

The experience day provides opportunity for;

Active engagement with children in the community

Education in Fire, Water and Road Safety

Holistic Safety Messages

Acquisition of transferable skills including communication, teamwork and problem solving

Increased awareness and respect towards the role of the Fire Service in the community

Experience of an operational Fire Station and real life work scenarios

Enjoyment through a safe and secure working environment

Workshop 1

Inside the Fire Service

Workshop 2

Firefighting Activities

Workshop 3

Public Safety (Fire, Water, Road)

Workshop 4

Team building (Drill Yard)

Celebration Parade (Drill Yard)

 

Me, Myself and I

 Hull Children’s University are working in partnership with Inspire Ignite to offer this amazing learning experience for children.

Emotional intelligence is key to being healthy and happy. Learners will gain a greater understanding of how their emotions and attitudes affect their life and relationships through greater understanding of their emotions and reactions to these.

By boosting comprehension and problem solving, Learners are able to increase their clarity and focus and engage in real choices for their future.

Learners can learn to neutralise the impact of negative emotions such as test anxiety or turmoil surrounding relationships, and then build effective replacement attitudes. For many this results in improved self-confidence and higher self-esteem, and as a result improved relationships.

Throughout the sessions learners will learn different techniques of self-awareness that will support them in times of stress.

Activity 1: Understand My World
Some students find it hard to fit in with peer groups and the conventional education system. This is most often caused by an underlying lack of confidence.

This lack of confidence, simply comes from not seeing their own value, not appreciating their natural strengths and talents.
Feeling inferior, they often then focus on what feels like survival, protection, and avoidance of emotional pain.

Activity 2: Help Me Build Confidence

It’s not until they feel safe that the students will be able to give the attention to learning, interacting and benefiting from the school environment.

So the first task is always, to build up their self-confidence, to help them see what their natural strengths and talents are.

The most effective way to do this, is through fun and interactive exercises, where they can experience themselves succeeding.

Activity 3: Help Me To Learn And Grow

Once they have developed confidence, students feel safe and more willing to learn, grow and take on new ideas and information.

It is only then, that they can see the opportunity that school provides – a way to develop their strengths so that they can build a life which will bring them happiness and fulfilment.

Knowing how to create value, and to be valued, is the gift.

This experience is suitable for children aged  7 upwards.

Environmental Debate

The Aim

  • To engage children in PLAN-IT-ECO conferences, promoting environmental understanding and awareness
  • To teach children about the environment and the planet and the effect we are having across the globe
  • To help children to understand that the choices they make and their actions effect the environment
  • To give children the skills, knowledge and motivation to recycle

Pre Visit

In the weeks leading up to the conference, children in each school take part in research, group discussions and   homework looking at environmental issues and the effect on the planet to prepare them for the conference.

The Visit

A full day conference with 72 children and staff and volunteers. In the morning, children explore issues such as sustainability, conservation, local and global environmental issues and the demand for and use of natural resources. They learn to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In the afternoon, they split into groups and each group play a different role in debating a real life environmental challenge. Groups represent: the government, environmentalists, banks, land and home owners and scientists so that they develop a greater understanding of the dynamics involved in protecting the planet. The afternoon workshop gives the young people a voice and develops their confidence in debating issues and forming and defending an opinion.

Age UK

The Aim

  • 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)

The Visit

  • 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.

RSPCA

The Aim

  • To teach children empathy, compassion and trust
  • To relate caring for an animal to caring for each other
  • To explore what caring looks like
  • To help children understand that pets are a big and long term commitment
  • To understand what being a responsible pet owner involves along with basic knowledge of animal welfare for a range of different animals
  • To enable children to pass on their knowledge and understanding to friends and family in order to improve animal welfare across the city
  • To build emotional intelligence

The Visit

  • A presentation and discussion about animal welfare given by an RSPCA Education Officer.
  • A workshop with group exercises exploring and comparing different animal species and the types of care and consideration they need.
  • A tour of the RSPCA centre, learning about all the different animals resident in the centre, their backgrounds and reasons for being in the centre.
  • A talk about the different jobs in the RSPCA and the skills and qualifications needed

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