GWT National Conference 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our conference on Wednesday 8th March 2017 in Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling and to all our speakers, presenters and staff for making it such a great day.

We had a fantastic array of presenters and workshops who gave an inspiring insight into intergenerational work taking place across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Spain.Key note speakers included:

  • Mariano Sanchez, University of Granada, who talked about his Intergenerational School project and also to helped us launch a new online training course;
  • Tom Peterson from Oxford Academy, who reported on their very successful Old School project which was televised for the BBC last year;
  • Richard Leckerman and Ellen Donnelly from Alzheimer Scotland, who highlighted how intergenerational approaches benefit dementia friendly communities;
  • Stuart Miller from the Food Train, who inspired us with their Meal Makers project which brings together those who love to cook and share food, with older people.


Meal Makers Pilot Project Video 2014 – 2015

Meal Makers Pilot Project Video 2014-2015


There were seven workshops for delegates to choose from detailed below. Workshops showcased successful intergenerational projects, gave information & advice for using an intergenerational approach and helped ignite ideas for further projects across the country.

  1. Shared spaces, connecting communities
  2. Inclusive communication
  3. Education and lifelong learning
    • From IG projects to IG schools: advances in Spain
    • Silver City Surfers Schools’ Squad: How ‘Generation Web’ got the ‘Silent Generation’ Singing!

  1. Young Start Connected projects
    • Young Start Connected projects
    • Citadel Youth Centre – Old’s School Project
  1. Old School, Oxford Academy

  1. Building Effective Networks

  1. Intergenerational Projects
    • Food for Life Scotland: Bringing generations together through food

  • Cycling witout Age: The right to wind in your hair

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