for Active Ageing
The Open School is a public school, which includes its environment. It is supposed that the local cultural and social life must be included in the school's work. In addition to promoting the School's subjects and purposes, such a new cooperation also promote local cohesion and help the pupils to be better acquainted with other age groups.
The conference was meant as an orientation about the possibilities and experience in the work to get children and elderly people to meet and cooperate.
A main issue was, how to engage the new possibilities of cooperation between children and their grandparents?
- The open school, March 2015 in Odense
English summary of the programme
10:15 Breakfast Buffet
by Bente von Schindel, chairman of MOF
10:50 The open school and the surrounding community
By Bente von Schindel, chaiirman
11:20 Art and culture can bring an extra dimension and reach people who
are challenged in life.
By Lars Geer Hammershøj, Ph.D., associate professor at the
Department of Education (DPU, AU)
12:30 Lunch Buffet with a beer / water
13:30 Kulturgyngen in Halsnæs Municipality
Cultural Council of Halsnæs In the autumn conducted a pilot work,
where culture member associations have collaborated with a
number of schools to provide art and culture to school children in
collaboration with their grandparents. The pilot Work has been part of the
Nordplus project "Culture guides for Active Ageing"
By Annette Aare, Cultural Council Halsnæs.
14:15 Culture Guides in the Municipality of Køge
Cultural Council of Køge and schools in Køge have also started cooperation
between children and grandparents on cultural activities offered by cultural
By Mogens Petersen and Astrid Tyroll, Cultural Council, Municipality of Køge
14:45 Coffee, tea and cake
15:00 Culture in schools - what are the options
The Open School is also a unique opportunity for the elderly to inspire
children and young people to participate in voluntary culture activities.
By Julie Katlev, Consultant, Municipality of Køge
15:45 How do we do in the City of Copenhagen
The Culture and Leisure department in Copenhagen has established
cooperation between the elderly, schools, voluntary associations and cultura
By Rikke Skovfoged, School and Recreation, City of Copenhagen
This development project has been supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers' funding program for lifelong learning, Nordplus Adult, administered by the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation (UI).
Participants at the conference