A SUCCESSFUL intergenerational project was brought to a conclusion as young children worked with people with dementia to create pottery.

The third instalment of the project saw year 4 pupils at Chollerton First School make items with members of Chrysalis, a Hexham-based charity which provides an activities club for people with dementia.

It followed work between the charity and Hexham and the Sele first schools earlier in the year after Chrysalis received funding to run the project throughout the school year from the Community Foundation.

During the project, a total of 128 children have become dementia friends by taking part in three hours of in-school sessions based on lesson plans devised by the Alzheimers Society, while 19 children have taken part in 15 sessions with charity members over the year.

In the latest project, Chollerton pupils worked in pairs with Chrysalis members to create small tiles which were then set in concrete stepping stones, and then made small tiles for one another based on their favourite things.

Lola Plumb, the project co-ordinator, said: “The schools love it and our members love it, and it’s just a win-win project which benefits both groups.

“We hope we are able to run it again next year.”