Leadgate through Time was an intergenerational partnership between Leadgate School, the Leadgate History Group and residents of Redwell Hills Care Home. Year 1 pupils (age 5 & 6) took part in supervised walks around the village of Leadgate, comparing the appearance and uses of a number of buildings over three periods of time: the earliest for which records could be found; the 1960’s; and the present day.
The children then explored the history of the buildings – and other memories of growing up in the area, with older people. The original idea had been to work with residents of Redwell Hills Care Home, but snow and severe weather conditions resulted in a change of plan. Instead grandparents, great-grandparents and other family members were invited into the school to discuss and explore changes over the years with the children.