Who is taking part?
Members of the community based in Felling; specifically those from Brandling Primary School, Thomas Hebburn School, Heworth Grange Comprehensive School, Gateshead Older People’s Assembly, The Felling Activity Project, Christ Church Youth and Community Project, Brandling Community Centre and the Streets Alive Project.
- To encourage younger residents aged 6-9 year olds to engage with the older people who live in the local community.
- To explore their lives in Felling and to share with each other such things as, what is/was it like to be a young person? What is/was it like to live in the Felling? What did/do you like to eat? What sort of games do/did you take part in? How did/do you get with each other?
- Encouraging the older generation to spend their time and share experiences with young people to increase interaction between both sections of the community.
What will take place?
The Christ Church Youth and Community project will bring together young and older people through a healthy eating and arts project.
Using the principles of the rationing, that would have been in force in the Second World War, the different generations will be encouraged to grow their own ingredients, and produce a meal based on the rationing theme for their families and other members of the community.
The project will be part of a wider community arts initiative focusing on the 200th anniversary of the Felling Pit disaster on 25th May 2012. The groups will research the history of Felling and work together to design and produce a major piece of art work to relate to the history of the area and to feature in the regeneration of the area from 2013-15.
Find Out More
The Christ Church Youth and Community Project