The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) has been awarded a National Lottery grant to continue our work in Marston, Oxford, where we ran a series of intergenerational events to improve community engagement.
Throughout 2017 we led a number of walks with local schools, a care home, an over 50s club and members of the community. The first was was followed by a ‘bring and share’ lunch in the Scout Hut; another involved a series of workshops with the local school to conserve the local swift population. The project involved hundreds of local members of the community,
On 3 October 2017, CSH worked with children at a local school and their parents, linking in with the locality topic. A walk with a treasure hunt was created and around 30 people attended.
Our final event, on 17 October, celebrated nature in our local environment and involved children from St Nicholas’ School. Sixty Year 2 pupils took part in a swift workshop and learnt about features of the natural world. As part of the workshop we discussed the Marston Green Health Route and the importance of exercising in green spaces; each child took home a map and leaflet of the route to share with their families.
Read the account of our July event by the Oxford Mail here.