Interest in Intergenerational Linking

14/12/2021

There is so much interest in Intergenerational Linking, where classes can link with residents in a local care home. Here are some of the lovely, encouraging comments that the residents of one care home in Leicester have sent to the class that links with them.

I think its one of the most powerful things we can do as teachers to prepare children for real life. When they leave school they’re going to have to meet people from all different back grounds and the more they know about each other, the better it will be in the future.’  Ruth Sinhal, Leicester facilitator

Our partnership with the Care Home FaNs: Intergenerational Linking project now has 11 areas across England, linking young people aged 5-14 from schools and youth groups with older people living in care homes. Five of these are also organisations that are part of the Schools Linking Network.  Find out more here, or contact us:  info@thelinkingnetwork.org.uk

Below are some of the warming messages that teachers engaged in intergenerational linking have shared on social media.