Intergenerational learning during COVID-19: an initiative from Dublin

July 6, 2020 |

The children and staff of Mellow Spring Childcare Development Centre, Finglas, Dublin had been regular visitors to Odin’s Wood Day Care Centre for two years prior to lockdown. We visited once a week and had recently changed our day to Thursday to allow the Thursday group to have an opportunity to enjoy spending time with the children as well as allowing the children meet new “Granny’s and Granddads”.

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Irish intergenerational chorus goes online during COVID19

June 22, 2020 |

COVID 19 and all the restrictions it has brought, has seen many Intergenerational projects came to a halt. However, this has not stopped Donegal County Council’s Choir of Ages “Ceol le Chéile” in Ireland, which has always been about bringing young and older people together to build relationships and socially participate in something enjoyable.

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Article ‘The Power of TOY’ in the Journal of IG Relationships

June 11, 2020 |

Our article ‘The power of TOY: Skills for Practitioners about IGL Involving Young Children and Older Adults’ is now published in the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships (Volume 18, 2020 – Issue 2).

Click here to read about how and why the TOY Handbook, the TOY Online Course and the TOY for Quality Programme have been developed.


New Manifesto “Intergenerationality Adds Up Lives” launched today

April 29, 2020 |

Marking 29 April, EU Day of Solidarity between Generations, our friend Mariano Sánchez and fellow intergenerational practitioners in Spain have today launched a Manifesto called ‘Intergenerationality Adds Up Lives’ which they are presenting to the Spanish government.

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TOY at the national intergenerational conference in Scotland

April 24, 2020 |

One of the last conferences to take place, before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled all large group gatherings, was the national conference organized by Scotland’s Generations Working Together, which took place on 4th March 2020 in Glasgow.

Anne Fitzpatrick and Carmel Gallagher, members of the TOY Consortium from the Technological University Dublin, Ireland were fortunate to attend.  Read their report of the event here.

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