On Friday, Norwich School was host to an Intergenerational Sports Day which saw care home residents, Norwich School pupils, little visitors and their parents take part in specifically adapted games and challenges suitable for all to enjoy, with the aim of creating friendship across generations.
The day, which was organised by social enterprise, Friend in Deed, saw attendees aged 0 to 90 years form teams and take part in events including an egg and spoon race, target throw, relay race and ten pin bowling competitions.
The event took place on the inaugural Norfolk Day which celebrated the county and it's many highlights. Founder of Friend in Deed, Kelly Lindsay said “we wanted to host this fantastic event on Norfolk Day because it was a great opportunity to bring different age groups together, promote kindness and showcase the community ethic that our wonderful county has."
Friend In Deed coordinates Intergenerational Projects in the community; running, amongst other things, a Little Visitors scheme with around 120 children bringing interaction, smiles and cuddles to Norfolk’s elderly demographic in care homes, dementia cafes and day centres.
Coverage of the event on ITV news can be found here: https://bit.ly/2vghQEB