On Thursday 17th September, Year 8 pupils visited the Charter Court, elderly well-being centre, Victoria Street.
Haroon Kadodia talking to pupils about Charter Court and why the elderly people meet up every week
Mrs Lala telling a pupil about what life was like in Gloucester in the 1970's
Pupils listening attentively to the elderly ladies stories
Pupils amused by Charter Court resident's stories
Taking care of ourselves, our community, and our world is an integral part of our Citizenship, PSHE & Islamiat curriculum. We are hoping that this visit will support the learning of Citizenship and PSHE by allowing the pupils to explore how we become more vulnerable as we age, how our needs change, responsibilities society has to protect the well-being of our ageing population and how our pupils believe society should manage this. The visit will also help our pupils develop connections between older adults in the community, which we hope will be greatly beneficial for both the elderly and our pupils.
With old age often comes frailty , illnesses and a number of health problems. Isolation can also be a significant feature of their lives in spite of living within an extended family environment, as often members of a household may have part time / full time employment , grandchildren speak English rather than their mother tongues - as a consequence older people can feel quite isolated.
The day care provision for older people at Charter Court allows individuals to meet and socialise with their peers, improve their quality of life and ‘just simply have a good time‘. Day care staff arrange activities to provide mental stimulation and other activities of interest.