Resources: Education - Life Long Learning

Education Resource Pack

Generations Working Together aim to support and develop intergenerational practice throughout schools, youth and community groups in Scotland in order to reduce age stereotyping, improve community cohesion and encourage lifelong learning.

To support practitioners, GWT has produced a resource pack and training opportunities for educational establishments, which covers intergenerational learning and intergenerational practice.

The pack includes:

Intergenerational Training (4 hours)


  • to encourage teachers and other education professionals to undertake projects that involve different generations
  • to identify where these projects contribute to learning within Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes


  • to increase confidence and knowledge of intergenerational practice
  • to learn of resources and approaches for intergenerational working
  • to know where to access tools and resources

We have delivered the first of our three intergenerational learning seminars (pilots) in Shetland and hope to hold two further sessions in Perth & Kinross and Edinburgh (Jan/Feb 2014) for teachers and other educational practitioners.

After the sessions we plan to tweak the training materials then offer each local authority the opportunity to hold the seminar as a four hour block or two, two hour twilight sessions within their in service training planned for 2014/15.

Local Networks

Practitioners are encouraged to join their local intergenerational network, which brings people together from all organisations at a local level to enable:

  • sharing experience of intergenerational practice
  • creation of new partnerships
  • strengthening community links

For more details please email Alison Clyde, National Development Officer.

  • A motion in Scottish Parliament

    Debate on the subject of Intergenerational work - MSP Christine Grahame: Generations Working Together —That the Parliament notes the innovative collaboration between Newbyres Village and Newbyres Nursery in Gorebridge, where children visit older residents on a weekly basis; considers that this is to the mutual benefit of the children and the older residents; understands that, on these visits, the children paint with the residents, are told stories, plant sunflowers, are taught nursery rhymes and play hilarious games, which assist hand and eye co-ordination of both young and old; congratulates the charity,

  • Add Life Toolkit

    Add Life Toolkit

  • Amazing Things

    A guide to youth awards in Scotland (4th Edition)

  • Building Brighter Future Funds

    This scheme is focused on providing disadvantaged young people with the opportunities to gain the skills and confidence to succeed through education, training and employment, throughout Scotland and is now open for applications.

  • Care Home Strength & Balance Course - an IG Case Study film

    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.

  • Dementia Awareness Schools Pack

    A resource pack for use with upper primary and lower secondary children to increase their understanding of dementia.

  • Disability Hate Crime Resource

    I AM ME Scotland - Free Teachers Training Guide to Disability Hate Crime.

  • EAGLE ‘European Approaches to Inter-Generational Lifelong Learning'

    EAGLE ‘European Approaches to Inter-Generational Lifelong Learning'

  • Get Set Community Action

    You may have finished your Get Set for Community Action project, but you don’t need to stop making a difference in your community. There are many exciting opportunities that can support your continuing volunteering.

  • Gourdon Primary School Senior Citizen Club

    P6 & P7 pupils from Gourdon Primary and senior citizens of the village come together to carry out intergenerational learning.

  • Grand Partners in Education - Family Engagement Toolkit

    Generations United has released a guide intended to be a resource to tap the time and talents of grandparents, along with parents, to jumpstart or enhance family engagement in schools.

  • Hands across time - Harris Academy

    Harris Academy and Balhousie Clement Park Care Home in Dundee came together to bond younger and older generations to build a partnership to teach each other new skills. The project looked to reduce stereotypes around ageing, myths about care homes and the stigma around dementia.

  • Intergenerational relationships compendium

    We are all enmeshed in intergenerational relationships. We are familiar with them. However, when we deal with these relationships in research, in teaching, in practical work or in politics we need generally intelligible key concepts. These are not meant to be definitive or dogmatic definitions, but explicit descriptions that acknowledge commonalities and differences between various disciplines and working fields.

  • InterWell: an integrated schoolbased primary care model

    The Intergenerational School is an innovative, high-performing public school in Cleveland, Ohio that fosters lifelong learning and individual and community health. Narrative approaches, information technology enhancements, art and music enrichments, and nature-based programming foster brain health in the service of purposeful and healthy living in the community.

  • Learning Through Intergenerational Practice

    The purpose of this booklet is to highlight “intergenerational learning” as a component of intergenerational practice covering learning at any age.

  • Living Communities Participation Fund

    Explore local heritage as a class with support from the Gannochy Trust and Culture Perth and Kinross.

  • Reweaving the Tapestry of the Generations

    A guide to Community-based Intergenerational Initiatives in Europe

  • Scottish Learning Festival 2014

    Presentation by Alison Clyde at the Scottish Learning Festival seminar 'Learning through Intergenerational Practice'

  • Spirit of the Games

    Find out how sporting reminiscence, sporting heritage and inclusive sports can enrich the lives of young and old alike.

  • STV news report on Newbyres Nursery Intergenerational project

    STV news report on Newbyres Nursery Intergenerational Project

  • The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award

    The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award brings together over 170 S6 pupils from 55 schools across the Central Belt of Scotland.

  • Trikala, Greece - Cultural and Natural Heritage, Tourism development and Intergenerational learning

    Community of Trikala and Kalampaka in Greece discovered the connection between Intergenerational Leaning and sustainable development via the Big Foot project.

  • Walk in our Shoes, Act on our Issues

    Walk in our Shoes, Act on our Issues' is a resource pack which will help you to identify barriers to older people's inclusion in your neighbourhood, and to get support from local decision makers for removing these barriers.

  • Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme

    Music Grants Programme