Secondary Schools Programme

Take up our challenge… make your school an Age Friendly School.

The central aim of the Friends of the Elderly Secondary School programmes is to give time for the young and old to enjoy each other’s company. The planned activities will give the students a greater appreciation of the values of the older community.

The programmes are incorporated into the Community Care/Social Outreach content of their timetable. They are designed so that all students, either as individuals or as a class will receive certification on completion.

Choice A 

For individual students please complete 3 of the activities below:

  • Make a friendship commitment to an older person.
  • Design and make Friendship Cards for older people.
  • Create a Life and Times Biography for an older person.
  • Write a ‘When My Older Friend Was Young’ essay.

Choice B 

For class programmes please complete 4 of the activities below:

  • Make a friendship commitment to an older person.
  • Design and make Friendship Cards for older people.
  • Create a Life and Times Biography for an older person.
  • Write a ‘When My Older Friend Was Young’ essay.
  • Invite an older person to the school for a talk.
  • Bring an hour of entertainment to a day centre or nursing home.
  • Organise a technology afternoon in your school.

Choice C

For year and group programmes please complete 5 of the activities below:

  • Make a friendship commitment to an elderly person.
  • Design and make Friendship Cards for older people.
  • Create a Life and Times Biography for an older person.
  • Write a ‘When My Older Friend Was Young’ essay.
  • Invite an older person to the school for a talk.
  • Bring an hour of entertainment to a day centre or nursing home.
  • Organise a technology afternoon in your school.
  • Host an Older Hero Award in your school.

For more information on how your school can get involved please contact us at info@friendsoftheelderly.ie or 01 8731855.

Certificates of merit signed by Ronnie Delaney our ambassador will be issued by Friends of the Elderly on completion of the programme.