Intergenerational Linking 2020-21

These resources support the Intergenerational Linking programme for 2020-21.


Introductory letter to parents and photo permission

This is a template letter for teachers to send home to parents to explain the Intergenerational Linking project. This also includes permission for photos and videos to be exchanged with care homes.

Introductory letter to parents

Session 1 - An introduction to linking with our care home

This session introduces children to linking with their local care. It allows children to think about what a care home is, who lives and works there and how we can begin connections.

Session 1 Powerpoint

Session 2 - The stories behind the wrinkles

In this session, children explore one of two books – ‘Wrinkles’ or ‘The Lines on Nana’s Face’ – both of which celebrate the stories and memories of older people’s lives. Children begin to explore their own ‘story’ which prepares them for connecting with the older people living in their linked care home, and finding out their stories.

Session 2 PowerPoint

Tell my story resources

These resources can be used alongside Session 2. The chatterboxes stimulate discussion about children’s own stories and memories. They can then choose to fill out the grid to share with their linked care home.

Chatterbox templates (word)

Chatterbox templates (PDF)

Tell my Story grid templates (word)

Tell my Story grid templates (PDF)

Session 3 - Older People's Stories

In this session, children will reflect on what they’ve discovered so far about older people’s stories and begin to make decisions about how they can connect further. This session will be developed further following individual planning meetings.

Session 3 PowerPoint

Ways to connect

This PowerPoint has lots of ways that young people and older people in care homes can connect together even when meeting face to face isn’t able to happen.

Ways to Connect PowerPoint

End of year certificates

These certificates can be adapted and can be exchanged by young and older people to thank each other at the end of the school year. There’s room for everybody to sign, or create individual ones – the choice is yours!

Certificate design, 1, 2, 3, 4

Intergenerational Linking Book List

These books, suggested by the TLN team, are fantastic to use with children to before and during an Intergenerational Linking project.

Intergenerational Linking Book List


Family Engagement Activity - Tell my story

This family engagement activity encourages children to find out more about the adults at home or other older adults in their life (e.g. grandparents). It builds on the activities from session 2 but could also be used by itself.


Alzheimer's Society teaching resources

If you’re looking to explore Alzheimer’s and dementia a little bit more with children, these resources are great. There are a range of sessions available to download for a variety of ages.

Click here to access the website.