New Caerphilly school club reaches across generations
2:10pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
PUPILS and staff at The Twyn School in Caerphilly were joined by older members of the community to launch a new Intergenerational Club.
A dozen grandparents and older residents of the community joined the pupils for lunch and to discuss what activities they would like to see in future meetings of the club. Councillor Michael Gray, the mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council, was also present.
The club has been put together with funding from the Safer Caerphilly Community Safety Partnership, and will see older people and pupils from the school getting together twice a month for lunch and activities.
Councillor Rhianon Passmore, cabinet member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “I am delighted that yet another intergenerational club has been set up in one of our county borough’s schools.
“These clubs greatly assist and grow the understanding between children and older people, despite the generation gap that separates them and connects our communities in a way that is fun for everyone involved.”
Isobel Davies, headteacher at The Twyn School, said: “The Twyn School is proud of its roots and partnerships within the community. The wealth of opportunities for connecting older and younger people together are endless. We hope these invaluable links will create lifelong friendships and develop mutual trust and respect.”
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