On Wednesday, Norwich School joined with local care homes and several other Norfolk schools for a virtual quiz run by charity Friend in Deed to celebrate Global Intergenerational Week.
Pupils from Norwich School logged onto a Zoom call and met residents from two local care homes, Badgers Wood Care Home and Chevington Lodge Care Home. Three other schools were also on the call, Sparhawk Infant School, Framlingham Earl High School and Sprowston Infant School, meaning the overall spread of ages of quiz participants was from 5 to 100!
First, pupils were put to the test with a number of quiz questions from Kelly Lindsay, founder of Friend in Deed. They then had the chance to pose their own questions to the group, before answering questions set by the care home residents.
The quiz was a wonderful way to showcase the importance of connections across generations and how they reduce loneliness, promote kindness and help keep communities more connected.
Pupils are already looking forward to the next chance to work with Friend in Deed!