How do we understand ageing? How do children see it? This is part of what we explored with pupils from Ardstraw Primary School. The children were preparing for an intergenerational Reading Rooms session with Three Rivers care home.

Three Rivers

Three Rivers care home near Omagh is one of the homes taking part in the Bring down the walls project. We thought it would be a good place to host an intergenerational Reading Rooms session with local school children.

Preparation

Wendy Hyndman with Ardstraw PS pupilsThe children prepared by taking part in Reading Rooms with a book exploring dementia. Wendy Hyndman, the Activities Coordinator from Three Rivers joined us. We talked about how to help the residents to engage with the story we share and the memories it triggers.

This session is part of All Ages April funded by Linking Generations and the Public Health Agency.