School is first to receive ‘dementia friendly’ award

Dementia Friendly pupils at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick receive a photograph from Jennifer Purcell, Coun. David Whalley and County Coun. Azhar Ali. (S)
Dementia Friendly pupils at St Joseph's RC Primary School in Barnoldswick receive a photograph from Jennifer Purcell, Coun. David Whalley and County Coun. Azhar Ali. (S)

The work of dementia friendly children at a Barnoldswick school has been marked by the presentation of a photograph.

Thirty pupils at St Joseph’s RC Primary School became the first in the borough to be officially dementia friendly in 2014.

Following that, a small group of the 30 attended the Older People’s Champion Network annual meeting at County Hall in Preston where they spoke about the work they had done.

Headteacher Natalie Wood said: “The councillors presented the photograph to our Ecool group and their leader Mrs Catlow, during a whole school assembly and explained how St Joseph’s work will help promote the understanding of dementia in the community.”