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1 ACT YOUR AGE! INSPIRING CHILDREN TO THINK CONSTRUCTIVELY ABOUT AGE ACT YOUR AGE! INSPIRING CHILDREN TO THINK CONSTRUCTIVELY ABOUT AGE Lorna Warren and Sarah Howson University of Sheffield Colleen Penny, Shirley Simpson, Damiana Boa Morte and Kieran Connealy-Williams School Workshop Participants North of England Education Conference, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

2 TODAY’S WORKSHOP Subject: Looking at age together Structure: Background Act Your Age! Taster Session Discussion Where next? Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

3 SCHOOL WORKSHOP: ‘ACT YOUR AGE’ Aim of Act Your Age!: To explore and develop inter-generational relationships Ingredients: understandings of later life similarities and differences between age groups age in the media stereotypes the wider community Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

4 SCHOOL WORKSHOP: ‘ACT YOUR AGE’ Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

5 SCHOOL WORKSHOP: ‘ACT YOUR AGE’ Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

6 Role Play Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

7 Role Play Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

8 Used creative arts to challenge stereotypes of age Oct 2009-Nov 2011, in Sheffield Older women participants Produced own ‘alternative’ images of ageing LOOK AT ME! PROJECT Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

9 LOOK AT ME! HermiMayDoris Kathleen & Eleanor Chris Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

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11 happy, joyful, cool, pretty, lovely, beautiful, gorgeous, sweet, fab, wonderful, nervous, excited, thoughtful, grateful jolly, happy, enjoying herself, having a laugh/fun, confident, cool, pinky, bright/ jazzy, funky, glamorous, funny, crazy, weird, confused funny, sunny, amusing, having fun, happy, super cool, daft, crazy, coocoo, sleepy, hurt, in pain, angry enjoying her life & living, happy, joyful, cool, wonderful, funny, thoughtful, chilling out, got a headache relaxed, happy, funny, having fun/a laugh, scary, young, cool, funky, crazy,

12 Damiana Kieran Colleen Shirley IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

13 “I have learnt that you need to look at each person individually as older people are really the same as us, just a bit older. They are still fun and have lots to say.” “The workshop was good. We learnt about stereotyping.” “The older people's stories were interesting.” “Not only young people can have fun!” QUOTES FROM CHILDREN Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

14 “I have learnt that old people are just like young people.” “I used to think that old people was grumpy and moody.” “I did not know they could use technology / computers properly.” “That old people don’t just sit in bed all day. This is what changed by opinion.” QUOTES FROM CHILDREN Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

15 From the Teacher, Rachel Hall: “The children really enjoyed the sessions. It was great seeing the children interacting with different people from different communities. Children's ideas were challenged and the sessions led on from the work we had done before for Black History Month. We had lots of discussion about families and society which allowed the children to understand more about their community, first impressions and people’s responses.” QUOTES FROM SCHOOL STAFF Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

16 From the Teaching Assistant, Michelle Hollingworth: “It was a really positive experience for the children. It changed some of their perspectives and preconceived ideas. The children all enjoyed the sessions and were engaged.” QUOTES FROM SCHOOL STAFF Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

17 PSHE Educational Tools/ Programme for Schools Follow-on Funding NDA wider Programme NDA Closing Conferences in 2013 WHERE NEXT? Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013

18 Sarah Howson University of Sheffield New Dynamics of Ageing Dr. Lorna Warren University of Sheffield Look at Me! Images of Women & Ageing CONTACT Copyrighted Material: NEEC, Sheffield, 16 – 18 January 2013


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