Weston All Saints Primary School
We are a primary school.
- 28 March 2017
- South West
- Local Alliances:
- Bath & North East Somerset
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We are trying to make our pupils more aware of dementia. Year 5 are currently part of the Archie Project. We are working with local care homes helping to bridge the gap between generations and increase awareness of dementia amongst younger people. We are also working with the Rotary Club.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenge will be that dementia can be a difficult subject to embrace and so we need to ensure that delivery of the information is done in a sensitive, engaging and productive way.
PSHE Lessons for Year 5 focused on dementia awareness
As part of the Archie Project, pupils are having weekly PSHE lessons focused on dementia awareness and reflecting on their weekly visits to Woodland Grove and Oakfield care homes. Pupils have also had 3 sessions led by Fiona from the Archie Project.
Pupils Visit Care Homes to engage with those people living with dementia
Year 5 pupils are visiting elderly people in 2 nursing homes on a weekly basis to chat and befriend the residents. They also plan and carry out intergenerational activities such as reading, music and arts and craft with them.
Four selected Year 5 pupils will spend sessions which will total 4 hours working with residents at Woodland Grove creating memory books of their lives.