The Dementia Project was supported by Religious Studies.
This was done through a module studied at GCSE. The module was about the elderly and the problems they face, hence dementia.
Students investigated agencies which helped to support dementia and then created a poster on what they discovered.
Being part of the project resulted in contact with people who suffered with dementia. We invited a lady in and she talked about the impact dementia had on her and on her family.
The project gave students a wide range of support and knowledge about dementia which also assisted them in their exam as there was a question on the topic.
Sixty students were part of the project and all students enjoyed working as a team and were engaged in the tasks they completed.
Students changed their views on people who suffered from dementia.
The project also helped to give students a fuller understanding of the impact dementia has on the family and society.
Ally Howle, Teacher of Humanities