As part of the Age Friendly Communities project, Helen Lewis from Age UK IW has been offering Age Friendly training to Brading Primary School.
The work included challenging stereotypes, building awareness of the services older people use and sharing work on sensory loss, where children used simulation glasses to see how it feels. She also covered basic dementia awareness in preparation for Year 6 to visit the local Memory Group.
Year 3 and 4 decided they would like to hold a Community Tea Party for older members of their community, so Helen helped them prepare for the tea party, by planning food and drinks, organising entertainment and advertising, creating posters and invitations.
The Tea Party was enjoyed by people of all ages who came to watch the nativity play, listen to carols and be entertained with music.