On Monday 9th May, our Year 10 pupils visited the Al-Ashraf Primary School to deliver an assembly on dementia to the Year 6 pupils. This was a part of our intergenerational dementia project which our Year 10 and Year 11 pupils took part in, in Term 3. The aim of the project was to help pupils look at different issues around dementia and to help improve pupils’ knowledge and awareness regarding it. On completion of the project, pupils were asked to develop their own lessons on dementia to disseminate the information they had learnt to other students and other people in the community.
As well as extending their understanding of dementia, the opportunity to work together with other organisations at this level and to present to others has been extremely beneficial to pupils’ wider learning, presentation skills and confidence. The pupils have also been given a chance to present their lessons to their peers in Years 7, 8 and 9. We are also in contact with other school and other care groups in order to give the students a greater chance to disseminate their work to others. The school is working with the Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL), The NHS 2gether Foundation Trust, and other care groups from the local community in order to establish this participation.