Case Studies: 2020

Read case studies with the theme ‘Learning & Teaching’.
  • A Saltire Sky

    ‘A Saltire Sky' is a short play with an intergenerational aspect.

  • All Sorts: Games for All

    This project was to bring younger and older people together to share experiences of toys and games from childhood – whether that childhood was from the previous year or the previous century. Using this common ground the individuals would learn to appreciate the different points of view of a different generation.

  • Andover

    A joint project involving pupils from Andover Primary School, Brechin and Angus Gold 50 plus participants, involved in learning new creative writing skills through drama and role play.

  • Back to Life

    Back to Life brings seven children each week from Newbyres Nursery to visit residents at Newbyres Village Care Home. Since September 2016 they have undertaken a wide range of activities which include indoor sports, baking, crafts and songs. There are also weekly visits to the Village and plans to do outdoor activities during the summer.

  • Barnett Court - School Days Project

    Please note this case study is in draft format and will be updated shortly. This project created planned opportunities for people of all ages to come together to discuss school days.

  • Childminders, a solution for intergenerational co-location

    Having seen many intergenerational programmes in the USA specifically target vulnerable children because of the beneficial impact it has upon their well-being, confidence, speech and language we decided to look at increasing the time and opportunities for the young children and the older adults to spend together.

  • Common Ground

    What happens when a group of young people (aged 16 - 18) and a group of over 60s get together to discuss their home town?

  • Contrasting Cultures

    Scotland/Rwanda intergenerational event.

  • Cool Computing for Couthie Customers

    Senior pupils assist older learners to use digital technology.

  • Cum Ageen dus Welcome

    Actively linking older and younger people through an intergenerational project.

  • Deaf Awareness Project

    Exploring the impact on people’s lifestyles as a result of being hard of hearing.

  • Digital Age Project

    Digital and social exclusion is a big problem for older people. Many services are moving online and older people are missing out on opportunities to connect with friends and family through Digital Technology. This project based in Northern Ireland focused on promoting the social inclusion of older people in sheltered accommodation settings through the use of Digital Technology.

  • Dornoch Bridge IG Project

    The project brings together generations to develop positive relationships.

  • Fishwives and School Lives

    Developing 'The Wee Museum of Newhaven’ - an exhibition space at Victoria Primary School.

  • Forward IT

    The Forward IT Project tapped into the wonders of modern technology to encourage tenants to learn how to use computers.

  • Free to Be your Age

    Creating intergenerational song and digital photography images.

  • Generation Arts

    Generation Arts – involved creative movement and play.

  • Getting to Know Your Techno

    A number of older people in a very rural community in the Highlands of Scotland expressed a need for support in using digital technology

  • Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network

    This project focused on young people living in the most disadvantaged ares of Glasgow who were interested in entering higher education but who may not have had access to the necessary knowledge and advice in order to realise there aspiration.

  • Glasgow stories and the arts

    Glasgow Life/Arts plays a role in helping to nurture and develop local organisations.

  • Govan Intergenerational Project - Craft Cafe

    The aim of this project was to tackle stereotypes held by different age groups in one community of Govan by helping to build bonds between the generations through participating in arts workshops.

  • Grandbuddies Project

    Discovering how many of our traits and characteristics are inherited from family.

  • ICT Community Project

    Help for people in the local community who lack confidence with the application of ICT and modern technology.

  • In My Day

    In My Day was an intergenerational workshop dance project in North Glasgow.

  • Intergenerational North Lanarkshire Projects

    A strategic approach to increasing intergenerational practice in six secondary schools.

  • Journeys in Nature

    Outdoor learning.

  • Kingsland History project

    Shared stories with pupils past and present at Kingsland Primary School.

  • Lasting Legacy

    Lasting Legacy was the culmination of five years of archival and oral history research into the Kibble Centre, which coincided with its 150th anniversary in 2009.

  • Learn Together Cymru

    Children in Wales are not performing as well as other UK children and are, on average, poorer. Poverty is linked with poor literacy which in children is linked with reduced economic, social and health outcomes in later life.

  • Libertus

    Supporting people of all ages, who experience physical or learning disabilities or age-related infirmity, through the medium of the arts.O

  • Life Story

    What happens when high school pupils work with older adults with dementia on their life story book?

  • LIST (Leveraging the Digital & ICT Competences of Senior Women to Extenuate the Knowledge Divide)

    Female participation in lifelong learning activities together with an increase in the digital divide has become a concerning issue across Europe. The LIST project aims to address women who may be at risk of exclusion from the information society due to age, level of education and economic status.

  • Living Memory

    Sharing memories between generations, through the Childhood Games intergenerational project.

  • Making it Matters

    MAKLab and Westhill Men's Shed help younger and older people to share skills during the 2014 Luminate Festival.

  • Museums and Schools Working Together

    The sharing of ideas through discussion between generations.

  • Old School, Oxford Academy

    There are significant issues faced by adolescents and the senior members of the community and many of these are common to both groups. The Oxfordshire health inequalities commission report from October 2016 states wards in our local area (Blackbird Leys, Rose Hill) are in the top 10% most deprived in the country despite overall prosperity in the county. There is also a significant issue with loneliness affecting older people within urban areas of the county.

  • Old’s Cool

    It was important to run this project due to the high number of young people leaving school in the local Leith area without a positive destination in employment, education or training. Tensions in the local community between both young and older people encouraged us to take an intergenerational approach.

  • Oor Torry Arts Project

    Enthusiasm and interest from the local community, along with a great sense of pride in their local heritage, inspired this exciting Intergenerational art project.

  • Paisley Abbey Archaeological Project

    Intergenerational archaeology. O

  • Parlez Vous - Learning French through songs and games

    Stewarton Academy approached the Volunteer Centre requesting volunteering opportunities for a group of senior pupils, which would contribute to a Higher in "Personal Development" and fit in with the Curriculum for Excellence.

  • Peace in Our Time

    An intergenerational drama project involving participants in Glasgow and Coatbridge with the help of Tricky Hat Productions. P

  • Physical Activity Project in Care Homes

    Perth College (University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)) HND Fitness, Health and Exercise students have been involved in an exciting project for the last 3 years, teaching a 12 week exercise programme to residents in Perth Care Homes.

  • Retired Engineers Inspiring the Next Generation

    A recent report from the Royal Academy of Engineering has highlighted a shortage in engineers, with an estimated 1 million new engineers and technicians needed by 2020.

  • Schools Volunteer Programme

    Volunteers help young people in local primary schools in a range of school activities.

  • Scotland Reads

    Pupils given a more positive outlook to books and reading.

  • Scottish Coastal Rowing Project - Troon

    Intergenerational boat-building project (St Ayles skiffs).

  • Seaton History Group

    an intergenerational Talking Tearoom. The Seaton History Group comprises local enthusiasts who decided to change their image and engage actively with the wider community, including the local school.

  • Silver City Surfers’ Schools Squad: Ferryhill

    There are two thirds of over 75s who do not use the internet and 99% of teenagers who do.

  • South Perth Community Partnership and Perth High School IT Project

    The aim was to bring together Perth High School pupils and members of the South Perth community to engage in a project and share relevant skills. School pupils shared knowledge relating to new technologies, social media and IT whilst the community members shared skills in baking and craft making.

  • Sparr

    Training disadvantaged young people in research, film, editing, interviewing, and web/graphic design skills.

  • Stories of paper-making in Linlithgow: intergenerational project

    This project aimed to explore the working and social life in Linlithgow connected with the local paper mills. The project also collected oral history records and photographs of mill life, which are now available to the wider community through West Lothian Local History Library.

  • TAG at Dalbeattie

    This collaborative project involved a professional theatre company (TAG), an amateur dramatic society (Birchvale Players) and Dalbeattie High School.

  • Technology Project

    Teaching technology to older people. I

  • The Balhousie Link - Balhousie Primary School paired partnership with Balhousie Care Home

    Balhousie Primary School has a catchment area with high unemployment, single parent families as well as a very large proportion of children from Europe with over 50% having English as their second language. As a result of these factors, children frequently have no connection, bond or any form of communication with their grandparents or elderly as those members are not living locally.

  • The Paired Reading Club

    Developing social skills through paired reading.

  • Times of Our Lives

    Improving relations between generations through the use of storytelling and art work.

  • TRASH Arts

    Creating opportunities for young people and the ‘silver’ generation to share experiences and knowledge through musical and visual arts.

  • Tynecastle High School IG Event

    Linking generations.

  • We Love Our Grandmas!

    The project in Sandfield Close Primary School, Leicester involved a group of ladies who met at the school regularly. With Food for Life Funding and The Big Lottery, an intergenerational project was developed around healthy eating and food.

  • Weaving Yarns

    Instilling a renewed sense of identity and pride in the Calton area of Glasgow through history and heritage.

  • Wigtown 'Her-story' Workshop

    Raising awareness of local women’s history in Wigtown.

  • Wii Project

    Young people teaching older people how to use the Wii.