Dementia Awareness Workshops have also taken place with Year 6 children at Elmlea Junior school as part of PSHE and will be recommended to other schools, young people’s clubs and uniformed organisations in Bristol in the coming year.
All workshops included some information about what Dementia is, how the symptoms can be seen in people and, more importantly, how it can be managed.
Use of drama, a quiz and the making of a “Purple Angel – We are Dementia Aware” poster helped to confirm the key messages.
Some of the school children’s quotes
‘it was moving’
‘it was sad – not what I expected’
‘it makes me want to find out more’
‘it made me think’
‘it’s good because now I’m aware’