Intergenerational Experience

Children spend valuable time with members of a local residential home, sheltered housing scheme or 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. The experience can be designed to complement your school’s current topic or to fit a seasonal theme.

Aims

To bring current classroom topics to life.

To foster understanding and build relationships between generations to share experience and knowledge.

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 understand the breadth of their local community.

Topics/themes include:

How we used to live, reminiscing childhood memories, holidays, careers, the war and family time.

The Royal Family including coronations, weddings, royal babies, jubilees and royal celebrations.

Technology and communication, including the internet, phones and computers.

Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day

Exercise and keeping fit (chair aerobics for the elderly).

World Book Day, Share a Story