Plymouth students prepare to help Alzheimer's patients
SECONDARY students will take part in a pioneering US project to reconnect Alzheimer's patients with the world through the game of croquet.
James Creasey, who set up Through Hoops To Hope, is preparing to visit Stoke Damerel Community College, the only South West school to take part in the programme.
A group of Year 7 students will be taught to play croquet before an intergenerational match is held between the students and a team of elderly visitors.
The college will then hold monthly croquet games between students and groups of older people.
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"We're the first South West school to be invited to join this project, which is testament to all the work we've done in the past year to embed dementia education in the curriculum," said teacher Darren Towers, who leads the college's dementia project.
The college was one of 21 UK schools selected to take part in the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia to create dementia-friendly schools.
The initiative was launched at Stoke Damerel in 2012 by television presenter Angela Rippon.
Hope For Hoops was born when James' father Maxwell was diagnosed with dementia and they found croquet was an enjoyable way to spend time together.