Some of the cadets from Hirwaun division have been visiting Green Hill Manor care home in Merthyr Tydfil. Lucy Davies and Hannah Snedden spoke with one of the residents there, Ernest Nash about his time during the Second World War.
Ernie Crick is a member of the over 50’s lunchtime club which is held every Wednesday at Lewis School Pengam. Ernie talked about the time he spent in Japan and Australia during his National Service. View transcript
Some of our young volunteers who are taking part in the Caring Connections project have been visiting Lewis School Pengam in Bargoed. The school runs an over 50’s lunch club on a Wednesday where anyone from the local community can have lunch at the school. The programme has been hugely successful. It’s a chance for the older people to meet once a week and play some scrabble and bingo. It’s also an opportunity for the younger students at the school to have contact with some of the older residents in the community.
We spoke with Ernie Crick who is a regular at the lunch club. He is also the bingo caller there. He had a wealth of knowledge and we were very grateful for this time. We’ll be uploading his story in a few days.
We’ve had a good response from the youth volunteers in Cardiff Bay Division. Training dates to be announced very soon. If you’d like to get involved with the project please get in touch.
These are some of the stories made by the St John cadets/young adults from Rhymney, Bedlinog and Bargoed divisions during their digital storytelling training.
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Digital story by Bethan Thomas
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Digital story by Joshua Reynolds
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Digital story by Zoe Price
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Digital story by Shaun Lewis