Bringing Generations Closer Together

Children from Badgemore Primary School visited the Over 60’s Club on Wednesday afternoon, Following a previous successful visit by the school children at Christmas, school teachers at Badgemore School found this of such benefit to the children that a return was planned.

This visit was to enable the children to share some of the project work that they have been doing in the Spring Term. and spend time talking to some of the members of the club.  This included their work on ‘reducing the use of plastic’ and writing Greek Myths, The children arrived with their gifts of handmade Chocolates and spent the afternoon chatting with the members and working in small teams on an Easter Trivia Quiz.

Amanda Hopkins, Head of the Green Team at Badgemore School said “For a number of the children having time to talk to the older generation is vital, especially since COVID, when some children had no direct contact with the older generation.”

Lucy Routledge Year 6 Teacher at Badgemore Primary School said “Not only do the children find these visits very enjoyable, they also help to improve the children’s confidence and their social skills in many ways.”

Leena, a pupil from Badgemore Primary School said, “It makes me feel really happy to come and see these really nice people and get to know them.”

Gill Dodds, Chair of Over 60’s Club added, “The children have been delightful and their work has been so well thought through. The members love the children coming to visit.”

 

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