Last week, different generations were brought together for a week of events in Camden. Primrose Hill Neighbours Help got involved in the wide programme of activities and loved the emphasis on doing things together, by exploring art, dance, craft, song, drama and creative writing, to name but a few of the things on offer! Many of the events were hosted by local school-children and very innovative, such as Chessathons, reaching out to the generations that have come before them; while activities that are associated with the older generations such as gardening or taking high-tea were also enjoyed. The week of events helped to build bridges and fostered understanding across the ages and has been a great influence in strengthening our local community.
One of our fabulous volunteers, Myra, was a star during, and in the lead up, to intergenerational week. With the help of the local primary school and the Primrose Hill Players, she organised a fabulous sing-a-long Sound of Music event, (in honour of its 50th anniversary!) for members of Primrose Hill Neighbours Help and older residents of the Oldfield Sheltered Housing Estate. The lonely goatherd song was a particular favourite with everyone young and old trying out their yodelling techniques! It was a wonderful afternoon and we were also lucky to be treated to some crisp apple strudel. This was definitely one of our favourite things. The Mayor of Camden joined us and said it was one of the most exciting events of the whole week! It also happened to be Camden’s 50th Anniversary so local bakery made a special cake for all to enjoy. The laughter of those present was a joy to see and we have certainly shown what can be achieved when different generations come together. The pictures tell more than a thousand words.
For more information about the Camden Intergenerational Week visit the website here: http://www.camdenintergenerationalweek2015.org.uk/home/4588006326 We’re looking forward to next year already! Thank you to everyone involved for such a great week.