Derby County Community Trust’s first ever Golden Games, an inter-generational competition where our over 60s Forever Active participants joined forces with local primary school pupils, was held on Tuesday 15th May at Derby Arena.
All participants had to work in their mixed generation teams to come out on top in a number of different games including boccia, javelin, archery, indoor curling and a coconut shy.
The event gave our regular Forever Active participants the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of games, some of which were their childhood favourites, and help the school children learn the rules and join in with the team activities. In turn, the kids taught their peers some new dance moves!
Luke Wilkinson, event organiser at DCCT, said:
“The day was a great success for both the primary school children and our older participants who worked together and encouraged each other. All teams were supportive of one another and the benefits of inter-generational activity were clear for all to see.”
For information on the next Golden Games or to find out more about Forever Active, please contact [email protected].