Lesson : Care for the Elderly: The Grey Years


This lesson aims to help children understand the process of ageing and what it feels like to be old. It also looks at how charities help older people retain their independence.

Cross curricular links: Drama, Art, Literacy

Learning Activities 

  • Situations to allow children to be more empathetic and understanding of the difficulties sometimes encountered with old age
  • Role play 
  • Poster/leaflet making on ‘ways to keep warm at night’

    "This is great, I will adapt this to use with a unit on caring for individuals with additonal needs."