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.