Bringing together the Young with the Young at Heart

Written by on 8th December 2023

A new primary schools intergenerational programme was launched last Friday October 27 at Rhiwbeina Primary School in Cardiff.

Since launching eight years ago the Goldies Cymru Charity have brought songs and smiles to older isolated people across South Wales. These take place in Libraries, community rooms and Church halls and there are now over 60 sessions led by dedicated freelance leaders.

The charity has also had considerable success with primary school – linked programmes. So much so that Goldies Cymru won the prestigious Education Category in the National Lottery Awards 2018. The award was presented by Katherine Jenkins.

Sixty children from Rhiwbeina Primary School together with 30 older folk who attend the Rhiwbeina Goldies session joined together in song to launch the new project. It was introduced by Grenville Jones, Goldies founder, with exuberant singing led by Steffan Davies, Children’s and Welsh Librarian from Cardiff Hubs and Libraries.

Julie Hughes, Head of Investment at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, also attended the launch and praised the value of the school projects that have been led by the Goldies Cymru Charity in past years.

An information booklet in both Welsh and English has been produced by the charity and is available for any school teacher who would like to know more about the project. This, and all queries relating to it, should go to Goldies Cymru Programme Leader Cheryl Davies, or call 07860 944410.

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