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LinkAge Community Event - Prince's Trust Achieve Programme

BRISTOL Lord Mayor Lesley Alexander was the guest of honour for a film afternoon for older people put on by a group of Year 9 students from Colston’s Girls’ School.

The students put on the community event as part of their participation in the Prince’s Trust Achieve programme, in which they learn skills such as teamwork and employability.

They chose to work with the charity LinkAge because it has a ‘Say No to Loneliness’ project and they invited the Lord Mayor because reducing isolation among the elderly is one of her main projects this year.

The visitors enjoyed watching Singing in the Rain before chatting to one another and to the girls over afternoon tea. Many of them praised the students for their hard work, hospitality and attention to detail.

One of them, Mary Lee, said:

I think that it is a wonderful idea to bring the generations together for something like this. The girls have worked so hard and I really enjoyed it.