Intergenerational Linking

To be completed by: Tue 13 Apr 2021

Time: -Tue 13 Apr 2021 | Venue:

The Linking Network are leading this project which will link your school with a local care home for older people during the summer term and will give children opportunities to develop their own leadership abilities as well as having fun sharing stories between generations.

Intergenerational Linking will be a virtual programme initially where children and older people in care homes will connect by exchanging message and activity outcomes. The details of your project will be decided by yourself and the school or youth organisation that you are linked with, so that everyone involved helps shape what would be meaningful to do together during this challenging time.

We are clear that it must be manageable for teachers. TLN will provide virtual support for teachers and care home staff to equip them to lead the project. We will also provide a range of classroom activities and resources which are tailored to the current context along with ongoing guidance to support Intergenerational Linking. 

In order to support the intergenerational link, XXX are pleased to be able to offer some funding for resources and cover costs.

Taking part in the project will: 

  • Develop pupils’ understanding of their own identity and the identity of older people 

  • Develop pupils’ understanding of some of the challenges of those living in care homes – E.g. Dementia Awareness 

  • Provide opportunities to exchange and share experiences that foster meaningful relationships between the generations and develop empathy, awareness and respect for others 

  • Enable pupils to contribute to the wider community 

  • Enable pupils to make decisions about their intergenerational link and to be part of a youth-led social action project 

  Click here for a short video giving further information. 


Published: 13/04/2021
Audience: Headteachers, PSHE leads, SMSC leads, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools
Contact: Amy Lock

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