Our Generations programme will seek to establish intergenerational links within communities. Connectforce will partner schools with their local care homes and provide a framework of digital events and activities through which both parties will connect. It is no secret that regular communication across generations can provide huge mutual benefits, and at Connectforce we wish to create a programme which will include the regular exchange of video messages, filmed events and joint ‘challenges’. Whether it’s themed poetry competitions, virtual craft workshops, or simply swapping stories - the possibilities to connect and learn more about the people with whom we share our community are endlessly exciting.
We plan to run a pilot Connectforce Generations event later this year, with the exchange of filmed carol singing between a school in Manchester and a local care home. We will then build on the findings from this to launch our full-scale programme.