2012 Winners

Project in Cooperation with Kouluvaarit (Grandparents at school)

Mynämäki, Finland – Primary School

5th and 6th grade students from Huolin Koulu School, and Grandad Hannu Gustafsson, worked and learned together on an exciting project to build a gravity racer car. Grandad Hannu brought his skills and do-it-yourself expertise to guide the students in designing and building the car, ensuring all the time that it would be safe for real gravity racing.

Project in Cooperation with Kouluvaarit (Grandparents at school) (pdf)


Living Scenes, Millstreet Community School

Cork, Ireland – Secondary School

For seven years, retired adults and teenagers have brainstormed together to come up with creative multi-media projects aimed at bridging the gap between young and old. This year, the Living Scenes group created an intergenerational rap song; compiled a book titled Two Generations, One Road; and used clay, wood, tiles, glass, and metal to create a permanent display about crossing the generation gap.

Living Scenes, Millstreet Community School (pdf)


Two Generations at School, Arta Music School

Vlacherna, Greece – Primary School

The students at Arta Music School invited their grandparents into the classroom to share stories from their school years and talk about how life has changed. Afterwards, a schoolyard celebration with music and dancing by both generations took place.

Two Generations at School, Arta Music School (pdf)