Challenging Ageism

As part of a joint project between the Petchey Academy, the British Council, and Volunteering Matters, a group of Year 9 students spent Tuesday afternoon at the Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation. They organised the visit themselves in order to develop a spirit of citizenship and in the hope of challenging ageism in the community. The visit was a huge success with many of the elderly members very enthusiastic to share their life experiences and to spend future time with Petchey’s young people.