Our objectives are to:
• Work with local schools to create new links between all ages to promote community cohesion
• Ensure Intergen partnerships promote mutual benefit for pupils, older people and teachers
• Improve life chances for people of all ages
• Promote learning for all ages
• Promote wellbeing for all ages
• Promote learning as fun
• Reduce ageist stereotyping
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
I just love going to my school, I work with my class teacher and the children are great.
I’ve been at the school for ten years and I’ve changed what I do there, I really enjoy giving back something to my local community.
Here is what one teacher had to say about her Intergen volunteer:
My name is Chelsea Bergin and I am a Year 2 teacher at Brookburn Primary School.
I would like to express my thanks and praise for the hard work and care that Evelyn, my Intergen volunteer, has invested in my class over the last few weeks.
Evelyn has a wonderfully calm and caring approach with the children. She has listened to individual children read and supported children with their writing, topic work and numeracy. Evelyn has shared her personal experiences during our class discussions and the children have really benefited from hearing stories about her childhood. Evelyn constantly seeks opportunities to keep busy; she does whatever she can to reduce my personal workload by contributing towards lesson preparation and other general classroom duties such as cutting, filing and sticking children’s work in their books.
I look forward to Evelyn's weekly visits and the children really enjoy her company too. I therefore wanted to express my gratitude and compliments to> Evelyn and the Intergen partnership.
Miss Chelsea Bergin.