A PROJECT aiming to bridge the generation gap has been taking place at Chichester College in recent months.
Conceived by the Rotary Club of Chichester Priory, club member Mike Harvey said he felt the project could help bring together two disparate generations – elderly people who were often isolated in the community and students who could learn and respond.
He said after bringing the groups together the aim was simply to let the conversation flow.
The Bridging Generations project has seen a group meeting every few weeks at Chichester College to chat and socialise.
The project has been progressing since March 10 and the first meeting was attended by ten students and 12 seniors.
Lisa Humphries, student experience manager at the college, helped move the project forward from the college’s perspective.
“It’s been a really good opportunity for our students to learn things they didn’t know and also help ease fears of some of the elderly people in the community,” she said.
She added the first session went a lot smoother than had been anticipated they were now looking forward to hosting more sessions in the future.
To take part in the sessions, which will continue when the new school year starts in September, contact Alan Wells, secretary of the club on 07813 137837.