PUPILS from Blessed Thomas Holford School and Sale Grammar are backing an initiative to bring the generations together.
The ‘In Good Faith’ group is organising an event to entertain pensioners at Altrincham Methodist Church, Barrington Road, on March 8.
The community social enterprise is asking youngsters to nominate their grandparents to enjoy a slap-up meal followed by live entertainment.
Fourteen sixth formers from Blessed Thomas Holford will run the activities, while the entertainment will be provided by sixth formers from Sale Grammar and other talented youngsters.
Mal Choudhury, the founder of In Good Faith and project director,said: ‘‘In Good Faith is involving the young and the older generations to provide essential life skills experiences for the teenagers.
“In the process it aims to foster better community cohesion in the area.’’ He said the scheme would help the youngsters taking part to develop a range of skills - teamwork, leadership, diversity, reliability, adaptability and using their Initiative.
Catherine Connaughton, deputy headteacher and head of sixth form at Blessed Thomas Holford, said: ““We are delighted that so many of our sixth form students have volunteered to help at the ‘In Good Faith’ event.
“Mal presented to the students in our weekly assembly and immediately 14 of our Year 12s were inspired to help.
“It is testimony to the outstanding young people in our sixth form that they want to give their own time to help the diverse community.
“We hope that everyone enjoys the event and it helps the continued good work across all faiths in the area.”
Youngsters who want to nominate their grandparents should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.