Learning and Sharing Together (LaST)
For over 20 years St Peter's School has been part of the Burnham Intergenerational Project. It is a partnership project between school and Perry House Retirement Housing led by The Burnham Health Partnership Trust.
The project has evolved into the development of the LaST Toolkit which enables other schools across the country to follow our model.
The Benefits of LaST
- LaST helps build a caring and connected community and fosters greater understanding, tolerance and respect between the generations
- LaST helps to build self-esteem and confidence, reduces loneliness and isolation and positively impacts on older people's and children's sense of wellbeing, in line with the Five Ways to wellbeing approach championed by the NHS.
- LaST has an important educational role, reinforcing and complementing classroom learning. It makes history come alive and helps to deliver on specific requirements of the National Curriculum. LaST also links with Ofsted's guidance on Personal Development and the Relationships and Health Education curriculum.
- LaST celebrates old memories and creates new memories for all.
- Older people and children want to be involved because it is FUN!