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Amazing intergenerational connections – St John the Baptist College

8 June 2022

We are delighted to get an update from the Community Leaders Team at St John the Baptist College Portadown.   Last year LGNI delivered some training workshops with the pupils to raise their awareness of intergenerational practice and to support them to develop their own intergenerational ideas.  LGNI are so proud to see the amazing progress and links that have developed!

The pupils have made a strong connection with their local care home reaching out at Christmas with cards and letters and at Easter with chocolate gifts and a meet and greet.  They have linked with their local Men's Shed to plant and grow and have recently hosted an intergenerational baking session at the school!

When asked about their experience of being involved pupils feedback included:

"More connected to local community"

"Had fun & gained confidence"

"I really enjoyed meeting the older lady's - they are very funny"

"Its good to link old and young. There are a lot of life lessons to gain from both sides"

Well done everyone and thanks so much for being Intergenerational Champions!  We can't wait to see what you develop next!

Have a look through the lovely photographs which speak a thousand words!

If your school, child's school, youth group or PTA is interested in getting involved in intergenerational work get in touch with us vicki.titterington@bjf.org.uk