Wansdyke Primary pupils Connor and Rosie went to London with two teachers to represent the school after it was nominated for a Dementia Friendly Award.
The school was put forward in the youth organisation of the year category because of its work in raising awareness of dementia.
Connor and Rosie said that although they did not win they were very proud to attend the event at The Royal Horseguards and to hear about other projects like theirs in which people work to support people with dementia and those affected by it. They said: “Last year we met Mike and Lynn who taught us all about living well with dementia. This year, we will welcome them back. We are ready to take on new challenges and welcome new members into our community.”
The trip was funded by Bristol’s Dementia Wellbeing Service.
One of the projects at Wansyke involves Year 6 organising an afternoon tea for elderly people in the community. This is supported by Re-Engage UK.
Two pupils from The Meadows Primary were put forward for the South Gloucestershire Education Awards 2019 Jess and Will in Year 6 received awards for their hard work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and attended the ceremony in the Concorde hangar at Aerospace Bristol.
The speakers were Tim Harrison from Bristol University and author Rob Eastaway. South Gloucestershire Council organised the event and its cabinet member for schools Erica Williams said: “Well done to all of our winners, who are a testament to the fact that, whatever level of study you are in, having the right attitude and putting in hard work always pays off.”