Play and Storytelling the Intergenerational Way

On 29th of April, GWT and Play Scotland launched a new toolkit to support practitioners to develop intergenerational relationships through the rich golden strands of play and storytelling.
The foreword from Christina McKelvie MSP and Minister for Older People and Equalities, one of several MSPs noting support for Global #IntergenerationalWeek during motion in Parliament on 28th April, notes
“Older people have told us they want action to ensure they have access to activity that brings different generations together as well as opportunities to remain actively engaged with, and involved in, their communities.
This Toolkit is a wonderful idea to support intergenerational development, confidence in practitioners and inspire best practice, as play and storytelling are intrinsic to personal and community development. These are the natural ways we interconnect, share and learn about each other, so I support the view of play and storytelling as the golden threads which bring different generations together to share old and new skills,
encourage understanding and appreciation of each other and enrich relationships. I look forward to seeing this excellent resource being used throughout Scotland.”