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Learning about World War One through song

A charity from Bath is hoping to bring generations together across the country to commemorate World War One.

The Golden-Oldies charity - which counts Sir Cliff Richard as its patron - has helped thousands of elderly people overcome loneliness and isolation through music and song.

Now they are taking their mission into primary schools, as Eli-Louise Wringe reports.

Golden Oldies teach wartime songs to children

Many of the youngsters dressed up in wartime costume for their special singing session Credit: ITV News West Country

A Bath charity is bringing generations together to commemorate World War I. Golden Oldies has helped thousands of elderly people overcome loneliness through music and song.

This year they're teaching famous wartime songs to primary school children across the country.


Singing OAPs planning expansion

The Golden Oldies charity has announced plans to expand its work over the next year.The charity which runs singing sessions for older people began in Bath and now operates across the West country and South Wales.

It's planning more sessions in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Today is UK Older People's Day.

The Golden Oldies singing Credit: ITV News West Country

Goldies aim for glory

A Bristol charity that uses music to brighten lives has been shortlisted for a National Lottery Award. More than 80 disabled and older people regularly attend "Golden Oldies" at Withywood Community Centre. Here they are dancing to "Hi ho Silver Lining" with some visiting schoolchildren.

This is one of many sessions across the West that offer singing, activities and the chance to get to know one another. The Jubilee Time after Time project, part of the charity's work with schools, has been nominated in the Education category. To vote click here