Freddie’s Report on Quick Win Intergenerational project
The project was designed to bring the senior citizens of the locality and some of the youth together to look at the ways in which things have changed over their generations of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Most of the senior citizens are based in the homes in the locality.
These homes were John Kirk House-Doris Emmerton – Homeleigh Court & Haven Lodge. We also had people from the Doddington Estate area / Life tabernacle Church – Heathbrook / St Rule Street further east.
On Tuesday the take up was pretty low as the weather had made a few of the OAP’s to withdraw from the trip. The trip was to Hampton Court and those who attended got extremely wet on this most miserable of days. That being said all who did attend enjoyed all the facts and historical about the Palace. We did not get to see the Maze but did see some live medieval cooking.
On the Wednesday we took a trip to Greenwich to see the museums – but alas the boat/s broke down and we had to wait for 40 minutes to be transferred to another one at this point the young people were helping the senior citizens and chatting generally.
When we finally hit shore – we looked at the market and Cutty Sark, the museums and had some lunch. We all had a great chat about the world and how we as different people saw the changes.
Finally we went to Kew Gardens and people wandered around and saw all the lovely plants and flowers on show. Was the trip a success? Ask the senior citizens and young people and they would all categorically say yes!
The objective was to get the young people and the senior citizens interacting. The money donated helped us to ensure that the senior citizens enjoyed the days out.