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Generations Working Together Thematic Network Meetings Calendar March to June 2021

The local network meetings that normally take place have been restricted due to the pandemic and they have continued connections with GWT networks across Scotland via zoom. A Thematic calendar covering March to June 2021 has been produced. The calendar offers information on network thematic sessions with some ideas of ways to connect and be involved in intergenerational activities or projects. GWT have been working together to hook up with experienced professionals and/or projects with people in a variety of areas including: volunteering, care homes and nursery work, filmmaking, the Year of Childhood, working with animals, Men and IG work, Environmental and Arts, Food (growing, cooking or sharing) and the intergenerational relationships that can be formed. Follow the link here: generationsworkingtogether.org

We have Free resources and training that may be of interest on our website.

Intergenerational Shared Space Initiative in Knightswood, Glasgow - intergenerational-shared-space-media-release

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Keeping Generations Connected

Letter writing is something that can keep you connected in the community even while we are apart through the pandemic. This resource contains tips and activity ideas to support pupils writing letters in class. In our modern world of social media and technology, communication has never been so fast or so easy. However, letter writing is having a comeback, and taking the time to write a personal letter to someone will always be valued. It is also a skill that pupils will need throughout life. This resource offers hints and tips to help you and your pupils create fun and enjoyable activities around letter writing. The resource also contains ideas to support writing for a purpose and using letter writing to engage with the wider community. It is something that Generations Working Together has encouraged and the Scottish Book Trust's resource is another useful guide to use. It can be adapted by anyone wanting to stay connected with another generation or community partner - top-tips-for-letter-writing

GWT and Sharing Food for Life Get Together Project with the Soil Association Plant and Share Month whether you're growing in yoghurt pots for the first time or you're a seasoned grower with an allotment, Plant and Share Month is for you. It's easy to get involved:

• Plant your seeds – upcycle your container and win!
• Help them grow – we'll give you everything you need to show you how
• Share the seedlings – and tell us who you shared them with on Facebook or Twitter using #FFLGetTogethers

Free online training - www.fflgettogethers.org/support/online-training

Plant & Share toolkit - www.fflgettogethers.org/get-involved/plant-and-share-toolkit

People can join GWT FREE if they live in Scotland and they can take part in the themed network events that will be online via zoom throughout 2021.

GWT FREE Training online courses

What is Intergenerational Work? Online

This free course, is the first in a series, which provides an opportunity for people of all ages to increase their knowledge and understanding around what intergenerational work is, what it isn't and what the benefits are for those involved.

Duration – 2 1/2 – 3hours

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online training course it is intended that learners will be able to:

• Describe what we mean by intergenerational practice and intergenerational work.
• Describe how an intergenerational approach can be used to bring communities together.
• Explain how intergenerational practice is related to policy and outcomes.
• Reflect on your own learning and practice and be able to apply this as required.

 

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