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March 2015:

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The co-ordinator of the College's Dementia Project visited Westminster to deliver an update on Stoke Damerel's work to create a dementia-friendly school.

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Stoke Damerel Community College's dementia education work has been described as “inspiring” by the Education Secretary during a visit to the school.
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A new studio school for Plymouth, sponsored by Stoke Damerel Community College, which will train the healthcare and medical professionals of the future has been given the green light by the Government.
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February 2015:

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A new group of Year 7 students are carrying on the monthly croquet games with older people, many with dementia, which are becoming something of a tradition.
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The team behind the College's Dementia Project took part in the recent Plymouth Dementia Conference at the Guildhall.

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November 2014:

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Stoke Damerel Community College's Dementia Project has been showcased at a meeting at the House of Lords.

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June 2014:

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Stoke Damerel Community College's work in the field of dementia awareness has been recognised with an invitation to the launch of an initiative to create a dementia-friendly parliament. Read more...

May 2014:

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A group of Year 7 music students marked Dementia Awareness Week by joining care home residents in a drumming workshop.

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Stoke Damerel Community College's Dementia Project wins a prestigious Alzheimer’s Society award.

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Stoke Damerel Community College's Dementia Project has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

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April 2014:

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A group of Year 12 students have been trained to become Dementia Friends as part of the College's Dementia Project.

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March 2014:

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Health & Social Care students described it as a "privilege" to spend the afternoon with a man diagnosed with dementia when he was just 50.
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A group of Year 12 students have been learning how aromatherapy can be helpful to people suffering from dementia.
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Finding out how changes to their surroundings can help people with dementia was part of a Year 8 trip to a Plymouth care home...
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February 2014:

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Year 13 Health and Social Care student Colleen student made the trip to Exeter recently to attend a meeting about dementia at the Bishop's Palace.

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Students visited Springfields Care Home in Elburton as part of their research for their Making Drama unit of work.

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 January 2014:

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 Dementia story-telling is 'awesome'

A group of Year 8 students are given a unique opportunity to attend a story-telling workshop as part of Stoke Damerel Community College's dementia project...

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Dementia work showcased:

The work Stoke Damerel Community College is doing to become a dementia-friendly school was showcased once again at the third annual dementia conference at Plymouth's Guildhall.

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Dementia Club:

A club at Stoke Damerel Community College which started in October last year is working with students to look at the real-life effects of dementia.
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Legal Issues:

A group of Health and Social care students have been given a fascinating insight into some of the legal issues connected to dementia.

Hilary Cragg, who is the specialist elderly client advisor at Nash & Co solicitors in Plymouth, came into the College on 15 Janaury 2014 to talk to a group of Year 12 students about her work. (click HERE for Hilary's blog)

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December 2013:

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Japanese Visit:
On 12 December 2013 the College played host to a Japanese delegation who came to Plymouth the day after the G8 Dementia Summit to see our dementia project work.

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 November 2013:

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Dementia 4 Schools:
A visitor from the Dementia 4 Schools initiative said he was "bowled over" by the work going on at Stoke Damerel Community College to make it a dementia-friendly school.

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First News:
Year 7 Mya's report about playing croquet with a group of elderly visitors as part of the Dementia project has been featured in First News, the national newspaper for children.

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October 2013:

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Through Hoops to Hope:
Croquet may seem a rather rarified sport but our students have been learning the finer points of the game as part of a pioneering US project to reconnect Alzheimer’s patients with the world around them.

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