Throwing a party for elderly members of the local community


  • 50 young people
  • 16 and 17 year olds
  • 2 months

Students studying Health and Social Care at Morpeth School held a Christmas party for elderly and isolated members of the local community who are supported by Tower Hamlets Befrienders network. Students planned, raised funds for, and facilitated the event which aimed to foster positive intergenerational relationships while doing something beneficial for local elderly people.

Run by: Sixth Form Learning Manager

External involvement: Tower Hamlets Befrienders Network

Other attributes developed: Social skills, awareness of intergenerational and ethnic differences in the community, event planning skills

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: Students could be encouraged to explore the range of career opportunities within the care sector.

Links to curriculum learning: Links to longer volunteering project within the school

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