St Bartholomew's CofE First School learn about living with dementia

24th June 2021

Children from St Bartholomew's CofE First School in Crewkerne

At St Bartholomew's CofE First School in Crewkerne, the Forget-me-not Council, led by Alice Samuel, has shown fantastic initiative in helping the children learn more about those living with dementia. Working with members of the Royal British Legion’s Crewkerne Branch, Alice discussed the condition with the children and explored the role of Admiral Nurses. The team helped the children create ‘fiddle cushion’ gifts for patients of the memory clinic, while Alice also made face masks to raise money. The children have made and sold Forget-Me-Nots again this term and raised more money during Dementia Awareness week.

The Forget-Me-Not Council who work closely with the Royal British Legion Admiral Nurses were nominated for a special Royal British Legion Special Recognition Award for the work they do for those living with Dementia in our community. 

Chair of Governors, Cheryl Govier says:

‘As a Board of Governors, we are really proud of the work our Forget Me Not Council do. Our children are really passionate about this work and we are so grateful to Alice Samuel for facilitating this work in our school. The children are always coming up with new and creative ways to raise awareness and money. I love how our children are such activists for change and how their passion makes such a difference.’