Queen’s birthday Tea party at St Chad’s College, Durham University

Older and young people having teaAs part of our Intergenerational programme we have been working with Durham University students from St Chads College. The students have enthusiastically committed themselves as Intergenerational Champions to help bridge the generation gap between young and older people.

They are planning to work with older people from St. Aidan’s Kitchen in Framwellgate Moor on a local History project. Many of the students are History undergraduates and plan to chat to the older residents of the area to record their memories of growing up there.

The students were keen to get to know the older people they are going to work with and invited them to an afternoon tea in their College.

The students excelled themselves in setting up the space, with bunting, tablecloths and pretty china. The also took the time to make lots of colourful cakes and scones!

The afternoon was a great success. The older people enjoyed chatting to the students. One older participant told us “We loved being entertained by wonderfully talented student musicians and it was fun taking part in the quiz with them.”

Another said “We also loved the delicious cakes. it has been an excellent afternoon.”