Join the Learning and Sharing Together Network

Join the network and get all the benefits of our programme, including access to all of our downloadable modules and our extensive how to guides including getting started and running a virtual session. Registration is normally £250

SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

We want everyone to be able to run intergenerational session and to mark intergenerational week we are offering full access for HALF PRICE! just £125 for the month of March 2021 but hurry, time is running out to get the discount.





Welcome to LaST

Building intergenerational connectionsface to face and online 

What is LaST? - LaST (Learning and Sharing Together) is an intergenerational programme which has been created and successfully used in Burnham, Buckinghamshire since 2002. Bringing the generations together through shared learning activities, LaST has been developed for children aged 9 to 11 and older people aged 60 and above. It is ideally suited for use in sheltered housing schemes, residential care or day care settings and could be run by staff or volunteers, working in partnership with a teacher or teaching assistant from a local primary school.

What are the benefits? - The Programme has many benefits for all ages. It fosters greater understanding, tolerance and respect between the generations. It helps to build confidence and reduce isolation and has a positive impact on older people’s and children’s sense of wellbeing, in line with the Five Ways to Wellbeing approach championed by the NHS.

 In addition LaST has an important educational role, reinforcing and complementing classroom learning. It helps to deliver on specific requirements of the National Curriculum with regard to the development of language and literacy and links with Ofsted’s Guidance on Personal Development and the Relationships and Health Education Curriculum.

And, very importantly, LaST is FUN! Read what headteachers, older people and children in Burnham have said over the years and watch our video to listen to what children and older people told us in the summer of 2020 about the afternoons they spent together in 2019.

The LaST Toolkit - We have created this toolkit based on 18 years’ experience in Burnham. It includes  detailed guidance to help you get started  and everything you need to run your own intergenerational programme for a school year based on 30 themed modules  Each module contains a detailed session plan and all the material you should need to run a 90 minute session – such as a factsheet, quiz, crossword and/or other games. Register here  to receive 2 FREE modules.   

LaST online - Whilst LaST has been developed for face to face meetings we are now successfully running virtual meetings in Burnham, providing much needed social contact at a time when other opportunities are very limited.  Find out how to use the LaST Toolkit when face to face meetings are not possible 

A message from Burnham Health Promotion Trust - The Burnham Intergenerational Programme is one of the longest running and most highly regarded initiatives of Buckinghamshire based charity, Burnham Health Promotion Trust. We are passionate about the many benefits that can come from building intergenerational connections and would love to see our Programme replicated in other communities so we have created the LaST Toolkit in order to share our experience, ideas and materials.

Read what others say about LaST 

A short video introduction to LaST

“We have had so much fun talking to Perry House and making acrostic poems and talking to people we haven’t met before, especially in Covid 19….It was such a good idea to do Perry House on Zoom so we wouldn’t miss out.”

Josh, Year 6, St Peter’s School, November 2020

Join the Learning and Sharing Together Network

Join the network and get all the benefits of our programme, including access to all our downloadable modules and our extensive how to guides including getting started and running a virtual session. Registration is normally £250

SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

We want everyone to be able to run intergenerational session and to mark intergenerational week we are offering full access for HALF PRICE! just £125 for the month of March 2021 but hurry, time is running out to get the discount.