Primary School children will be welcoming older people from their local communities into school as a new intergenerational project takes off across Wales.

Since launching eight years ago, the Goldies Cymru charity has brought songs and smiles to older isolated people across South Wales. These take place in libraries, community rooms and Church halls and there are now over 60 sessions led by dedicated freelance leaders. 

The charity has also had considerable success with primary school linked programmes, winning the prestigious Education Category in the National Lottery Awards 2018 presented by Katherine Jenkins.

Sixty children from Rhiwbeina Primary School joined together in song with 30 older folk who attend the Rhiwbeina Goldies session to launch the new project recently.

The project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

A project guidance booklet, in both Welsh and English, has been produced by the charity and is available for any school teacher who would like to know more. Contact Goldies Cymru Programme Leader Cheryl Davies, [email protected] or call 07860 944410.