‘Team Agers’ Celebrate

Added: July 7th, 2015

Last year we introduced an intergenerational project at Royds with the aim of banishing any misconceptions that may exist between younger and older people, reducing social isolation and offering students an opportunity to develop their social and leadership skills. The project has met those aims tenfold to the point where we have witnessed young and old sharing life experiences, realising they have lots in common, having fun together and developing great friendships. It is lovely to see the faces of both the young and old lighting up when they meet each other at the fortnightly sessions.

We are delighted that we are once again able to celebrate a project that is a fabulous example of collaborative working. The joint efforts of Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, West Yorkshire Police and Royds Hall Community School has enabled the continuation of the project over the past academic year. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of KNH staff in particular Pam Sandhu and Karina Sykes who successfully sought funding for the continuation of the project this term.
It is only right to acknowledge that without the willingness and enthusiasm of the students and residents of Sycamore Grange to engage in the project it would not flourish.

Congratulations to all the ‘Team Agers’ who have taken part up to date. We look forward to further students becoming involved in the next round of sessions starting in September.