Aims of the project
The project meets the aims of the school to develop caring, empathetic pupils who are well respected in their community. The visits bring variety to the days that the members spend at the centre. Both pupils and Age Concern members benefit.
Background and goals
The school contacted the centre management almost 5 years ago to see if they would be interested in forming a relationship.
A small group (3-4 girls) visits weekly with a member of staff. At other times larger groups will visit e.g. the school choir goes annually to sing carols with the members of the centre, accompanied by a music teacher and other staff members.
Both pupils and centre members look forward to the visits.
Pupils involved are aged 10-11 years. Different pupils have the opportunity to attend throughout the year.
Frequency and duration
Visits are weekly during term-time for approximately 45 minutes each week. Other events occur occasionally such as visits from the choir or visits by centre members to events held at the school.