Noah Dougherty
Sunday 09 February 2020

Last week, the Forest Green Rovers Academy helped to bring three local groups closer together, as they took part in an Intergenerational Day at The New Lawn.

Students from Rednock School’s GCSE Cooking course worked with head chef Jade Crawford to produce and serve a delicious vegan meal for residents of the Woodchester Valley Retirement Village, members of the GL11 Community Hub and FGR Under 18 players to enjoy.

“I think it’s a great initiative,” said Susanne Malcolm, the administrator of Woodchester Valley Village.

“Bringing different ages together is a great way of breaking down barriers and helping people from different generations and backgrounds find out about each other. 

“It’s also great that you are sharing your fantastic facilities with the local community and encouraging people to learn about your ground-breaking work in ecology and food.

“Our residents really enjoyed the visit, and we had some great feedback:

“It was an enjoyable outing and the food was good, no complaints at all. The young people who served the meal were superb and it was also interesting to hear about the football club.”

“I am a vegetarian, so I found the food really enjoyable and the conversation at the table was very interesting. The young people from the academy were delightful, and everyone on my table really enjoyed themselves.”

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