They can have a look at this website to learn more about the project and how to take part.
Once schools return please contact your local primary school and ask them if they are part of Silver Stories or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to link you with a school that is part of our project.
By taking part as a Silver Listener you are giving consent for your name and contact number to be shared either with a school or with a parent of a Silver Reader. These details will be kept in a Silver Stories database which is only accessed by Silver Stories. If you decide to stop taking part in Silver Stories and you contact us to inform us of this decision, we will then remove your contact details from the database.
“…enable the children to realise that they are making a difference to the lives of the elderly members of our community.”
“It is a delight to hear the positive comments from our Silver Listeners after they have been read to. Comments such as ‘ Thank you. You have really made my day.’”
“That story has made me smile, thank you for sharing it with me. I always look forward to my phone call on a Tuesday”
“The children are always so eager to share a story or poem with the elderly members of our community.”
“I hope this project exists in years to come when I know I would gladly welcome a call and a story to make me smile!”
“Not only does this project have a positive impact on our Silver Listeners but also there has been notable progress on the children’s confidence when reading aloud. Over time they have developed increasing fluency and the ability to capture the interest of the Listener by using expression in their voice.”
“The children leave the room with a beaming smile, full of pride, as they head back to their classroom.”
“Silver Stories is most definitely one of the highlights of my week.”