Our 'Age Awareness' programme brings together the youngest and oldest in Wandsworth
We have an established programme aimed at raising awareness of the needs of elderly people and encouraging younger people to engage with their elderly neighbours in Wandsworth. We have run the programme in many schools in Wandsworth ranging from Key Stage 1 children up to secondary age social care students.
The Programme includes:
- A school assembly hosted by Age UK Wandsworth representative
- Q&A with older residents of Wandsworth
- Practical simulation of common disabilities
- Classroom resources and activities
- Inter-generational outreach opportunities
- Fundraising ideas
The programme content meets the National Curriculum citizenship objectives but aims to be lots of fun as well as informative.
“As a school, we wanted to encourage the children to respect, support and understand the older people in our community. The ‘Age Awareness’ programme from Age UK Wandsworth was fantastic as it really brought home the challenges that older people face but also the huge value that they are to society. The assembly was fun, engaging and eye-opening and the children were thrilled to meet people who had been alive during the war! The programme has inspired our pupils to think more about their older neighbours and as a school we have started a number of outreach projects, such as singing at a day centre and a pen-pal scheme” James Bawn Deputy Headteacher
Would your school like to be involved?
Contact us now to arrange a meeting