Generations At School
As part of the European Year 2012, we invite you to dedicate the European Day of Solidarity between Generations 2012 to bringing pupils and older people together to talk about what it means to grow up and get older, and to think about ways that the young and not so young can help each other to make their lives better.
During the week of 29 April, as part of the European Year 2012 generations@school project, every school across Europe is invited to open the doors of its classrooms to older people and to think about what an intergenerational dialogue could bring to education.
The best project from each country will be awarded with a prize.
Fot more information visit the generations@school website.
Why an intergenerational project at school?
• Recreating the link between generations makes it possible to promote intergenerational comprehension and respect.
• It can contribute to the development of individual competencies for a more inclusive society.
• Fostering intergenerational dialogue encourages joint collaboration: generations learn from each other.
• Intergenerational exchange significantly fosters solidarity, active citizenship and personal development, and strengthens teaching quality.
For more information about the educational dimension of generations@school and help with setting up your project visit the Resources section on the project home page.