Foundation students put their questions to Bill for International Day of Older Persons

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Foundation student talking to an older person on a laptop


To celebrate International Day of Older Persons on October 1, our Foundation students were asked to make an older person’s day! Foundation tutor Judith Jenkins, arranged for her Dad, Bill, (who is only 92!) to get online for a Q&A session. The aim of the session was to teach them about how their interaction with older people can make a big difference to them as they often have little contact with others. The students will hopefully go away with a greater appreciation for older people and be encouraged to make time to speak with their elderly relatives and neighbours.

Some of the questions the students asked Bill included:

“How old are you?”

“What jobs did you do before you retired?”

“Who looks after you?”

“What is your favourite football team?”


Bill said:

“It was so nice to answer the questions the students put to me. It was a new experience for me, I had never done that kind of thing before. I would like to thank the students who took part.”


Foundation student, Megan said:

“It was a pleasure asking Bill some questions.”


The Foundation Learning Study Programme is for students who have no, pre-entry or entry level 1 qualifications. The programme is designed to develop skills in independent living and employment plus you will get the opportunity to sample a number of different work-related areas.