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Connected community

How might we connect different generations within our community?

This is a question Glittering Minds has been working on with year 4 classes this term.

A connected community is a strong one which has a positive impact on the well-being of its members.

Loneliness of elderly people is a problem within our community. Therefore, we need to find ways to make sure everyone feels connected and part of it.

So how did Glittering Minds helped 10-year-old students find ways to connect different generations within their community?

In this project the students explored past and present communities. They interviewed their parents, grandparents, residents and staff members at a nursing home and gathered data about different generations. After analysing the information from their research, they came up with ideas for strengthening their own connections with elderly people within their community.

The next stage was testing their ideas with residents at a nursing home which brought happiness and excitement to a group of 80 to 95 years old.

It is heart-warming to see how 10-year-old children and 80-95 years old people are having so much fun playing together. It is wonderful to see how simple it is to get different generations closer.

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