Pupils at The Royal School have become Dementia Friends as part of a pilot scheme to raise awareness with children and young people in Wolverhampton.
Wolverhampton Dementia Action Alliance launched the pilot program earlier this year and eventually hopes to enable schools and youth groups in the city to hold sessions of their own.
Around 150 Y3 and 4 pupils became Dementia Friends, and Royal School primary head Mark Mitchell said, “Ensuring children grow up being able to relate to society as a whole is a key component to our educational provision. Many families at the school will have personal experience of dealing with dementia and so we need to resource the children to appreciate the difficulties that it brings, to be confident to speak about it and to remove the stigma that can be associated with it.”
Karen said, “It was so heartening to see how insightful and kind the children are. We would love to deliver some more sessions especially in secondary schools so if you are interested, please call 01902 555344.” Anyone can become a Dementia Friend by visiting dementiafriends.org.uk.