Porth Primary School

Time after Time event - Porth Primary School on Wednesday, 15th April, 2015

Report by Emlyn Schiavone, Time after Time Project Leader

The event was held at a central location in Porth, namely The Bridge Christian Bookshop and Coffee House. The Year 5 and 6 pupils were joined by a small group of Goldies from the Porth session and a volunteer from Whitchurch. Jackie Court, session leader and Rachel Parry, Wales Programme Leader also joined the group.

Tracey Evans, Deputy Head teacher, and Gillian Ryan, Learning Support Assistant, accompanied the children from the local school.

The session started with the group introducing themselves and sharing information about their families. This was followed with an activity involving the group sitting around in a circle according to their age. 

The Goldies and pupils were then asked to rearrange themselves according to the age they would like to be. Unsurprisingly, the children wanted to be older and the Goldies wished to be younger. The participants were asked to explain reasons for the respective ages that they had chosen.

The children were then asked to select a Goldie and ask them four questions from a prepared sheet. These included family backgrounds, aspirations and careers. 

There was a break for refreshments followed by a lively singing session led by Jackie Court. The children and Goldies nominated their favourite songs.

The afternoon finished with some of the pupils reciting a Welsh poem that has brought them success and will take them to compete in the national Urdd Eisteddfod in May.

Emlyn Schiavone thanked the pupils and Goldies for an enjoyable afternoon. The intergenerational group will meet again in a fortnight for another session.

Click HERE to watch our video of the event.