The Move and Groove project is a partnership between Intergenerational Music Making and the Youth Sport Trust. The aim of the Move and Groove project is to accelerate the growth and impact of intergenerational practice and maximise the health and social benefits of young and old alike, plus the wider community, through an innovative and inspirational intergenerational music and movement programme.
The initial six week pilot engaged with 10 care homes and 10 schools around the UK. Tupwood Gate Nursing Home were linked with Clifton Hill School, a Special School in Caterham for children and young people aged 11-19 with severe and profound multiple learning difficulties. The young people and their teachers visited Tupwood every Friday morning and participated in a music and movement facilitated session with a group of residents.
Paula Deadman, Tupwood Gate Nursing Home’s Service Manager said, “It was a fabulous project and our Friday mornings were full of singing and laughter. It was an absolute joy to see the bonds formed between these amazing young people and our residents. The pilot project has finished now but we are hoping to be able to continue our partnership with the school and continue with weekly/fortnightly sessions at Tupwood.”