Every year Sully Primary School aims to undertake intergenerational community projects, the purpose being to develop community links between young people and senior citizens in order to develop a mutual respect for one another.
Examples of these projects include:
- Regular ‘Sing & Smile’ intergenerational activity sessions with ‘The Golden Oldies’, a charity which provides older, perhaps sometimes vulnerable people, with monthly social events. These events allow our pupils to share their knowledge of digital technology and their interests and hobbies with the older members of our community and for them to learn about their interests and hear stories from the past.
- Annual involvement in the ‘Staying Steady’ schools project. This is an intergenerational falls-awareness and healthyageing scheme which brings together our pupils and older adults within our community. Sessions are led by healthcare students who are trained by staff from Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and the local Public Health Team. We invite our older community members into school where the pupils deliver a presentation about how they can continue to stay safe and avoid falls as they get older.
- Our choir performs regularly throughout the year at a variety of events including singing at the Church of St John the Baptist in Sully for their Mother’s Day, Harvest and Christmas Carol Services. They also perform at the annual Sully Bridge Christmas lunch and at local community fairs and festivals throughout the year.