On Friday 9th November, to commemorate 100 years since the ending of the First World War, Wolverley CE Secondary School held their annual Remembrance Service; it was followed with a special lunch for students with members of Wolverley, Cookley and Kidderminster British Legion service members. During the lunch students had the opportunity to ask our visitors questions about their experiences. They were also joined by members of the community to launch the Age Mix project.
Age Mix is a truly unique project that brings the Wolverley and Cookley communities together, the older generation and the younger generation sharing experiences and learning so much from each other. It has been a great success in the two years that it has run, under Ollie’s leadership.
We are now delighted to announce great news! Ollie was successful in his application to Wyre Forest District Council for a community localism fund, which supports local communities and parish councils to provide additional services; Age Mix fits this perfectly. Even though Ollie has now moved on to King Edward VI College, he wanted to ensure that the school’s Age Mix project continued. Applying for the funding has meant that Ollie can return to support Age Mix as project manager – a role that Ollie is very proud to lead as Age Mix continues to develop further still.
Ollie’s vision for the age Mix project has been inspirational. Wolverley are very proud to maintain the links Ollie has with the school and we look forward to working with Ollie and the Age Mix project in its third year.
Age Mix welcomed over 20 of its Senior and Junior Partners to the Centenary Service and Lunch which was also attended by veterans and members of staff. This was the first Age Mix session of this academic year. We decided due to the centenary of the end of World War One that it was important for the project to recognise the sacrifice made by those who gave us the freedom that we enjoy today. It was also extremely interesting to hear how the impacts of war had affected some of our Senior Partners. Part of the lunch was also kindly funded by the Age Mix Project. Age Mix has recently received a grant from Wyre Forest District Council which helps us run similar types of events for the Age Mix Partners.