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Acorns to Oaks Intergenerational Workshop – #LiverpoolWrites

Acorns to Oaks is an intergenerational project that brings together the youngest & oldest in our communities to play creatively together. These interactions improve well-being for everyone involved. Started in 2019, the project took nursery children into care homes.

Now we are developing ways to connect these two groups even though it is not possible for them to meet in person due to the pandemic. We have created a puppet of an older man ‘Albert’ who we use as a voice for the older participants of the project. Albert will visit your school and the children will find out about his life and the journey he is on. He will tell the children stories of the older generation.

As part of the #LiverpoolWrites Liverpool Year of Writing, we have developed this is a session to encourage creative writing. The encounter with Albert & the accompanying creative play session facilitated by our actors & musician, is the inspiration for the children’s writing. We have created the following resources to be completed during or after the workshop:

Liverpool Writes resource list

Liverpool Writes resource map

Liverpool Writes resource postcard

Using ideas & inspiration from their meeting with Albert, the children will create a variety of works ranging from lists and maps to postcards! We would then like to share these with the older participants in the project.  Photography & film of the event could also be shown to the older people [permissions allowing].  Our session will address themes of identity, friendship, youth and old age. There will be movement, music, stories and fun!

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Information

Organisation:

Acorns to Oaks

Contact name:

Chantal Loiseau

Contact email:

Phone:

07971687870

Type of offer:

Visit into school Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture

Key Stages:

1–2

Cost:

£350

Session length:

Half day

Capacity:

40

Nature of activity or art form:

Music Theatre Creative Writing Puppetry

Subject or curriculum focus:

Citizenship Drama English PSHE

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Raised aspirations Social skills Learning about equality and diversity