Global Intergenerational Week 2022

AFU Intergenerational Awards 2019

On Friday May 17th, DCU hosted the awards ceremony for the winners of the Intergenerational Award 2019. This annual award presented to secondary schools who can demonstrate intergenerational solidarity and coo-operation between generations is marked on April 29th each year by the EU.

In anticipation for the Intergenerational Award 2022, let’s have a look at some past winners, especially winners from 2019.

The calibre of applicant was growing year on year and we had over 30 entries in 2019, we hope that we can try and match this number of applicants this year even though COVID has slowed us down in the past couple years.

The Winners in 2019 were:

First Prize

In first place was the Dundalk Grammar School, Dundalk, Co. Louth for a solo project “Generation Revelation” a diarised account of  visiting a nursing home kept by Transition Year Student Melissa Akalonu pictured here with her proud dad Dr. George Akalonu and the AFU Coordinator, Christine O’Kelly.

2019 Intergenerational Award Winner Melissa Akalonu with her father, Dr. George Akalonu and the AFU Coordinator, Christine O'Kelly.
2019 Intergenerational Award Winner !

Second Prize

The second place was awarded to St. Joseph’s Secondary School, in Rush Co. Dublin for their intergenerational choir. Have a look at their amazing video here

Third Prize

Last but not least, the bronze medal was awarded to Calasantius College, in Oranmore, Co. Galway for a year long series of intergenerational events with their local community.

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