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Young People Show Support For Elderly Neighbours

Wednesday July 24 2013

YOUNG people at Horizon Community College have been showing their support for their more elderly neighbours.

The 11 and 12-year-olds have been giving up their lunch times and spare time to work on a community project to assist the older citizens in Barnsley, particularly those in residential care.

Their efforts have been rewarded with a video which demonstrates how a few seated exercises can improve the wellbeing of senior citzens.

Paul Powell explained: "Whilst mentored and funded by the Rotary Club of Barnsley, Horizon Community College has allowed the students, who underwent rigorous selection for the Community Enterprise project, to develop an initiative that they felt was unique.

"It is the youth supporting the elderly."

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Reply Posted by jo-jo on Wednesday July 24 2013 at 12:07
This is a great idea to keep community spirit alive youth working with older people shows generations can unite as one and not all elderly should live in fear. This idea will help keep residential patients mobile and their life will be enriched by such a wonderful idea. well done to Horizon Pupils and staff involved .