Adopt a Grandparent
How can we use our words to reach out to others who are most in need?
In this intergenerational project, students have been holding conversations with elderly people in care homes in Surrey as part of CHD Living’s ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ programme. This programme pairs people with residents in the homes for sharing letters and conversations to build relationships and combat loneliness.
Students have been honing their conversational skills, building empathy and using humour to develop relationships and put people at ease. They’ve also held virtual conversations with older people within our own School21 community and even made it onto BBC and ITV London news as a result of their work!
What The Teachers say!
“This group of students have really embodied the values of humanity and community by building relationships with the older generation; never more important than at this time!”