CHILDREN have been in stitches with their elderly neighbours.
But instead of sharing a joke, the pupils at St Thomas School have been working with the residents of Bradley Court care home on a special project.
Over six weeks they teamed up to design and create two colourful tapestries.
They marked the end of the project by exchanging their finished products, which will be displayed at both the home and the Bradley school.
The scheme was part of a Kirklees-wide initiative to encourage intergenerational learning in schools.
The project was co-ordinated by Huddersfield-based company The Learning Group.
David Spencer, a freelance consultant for the group, said that the youngsters and their neighbours enjoyed working together and had future activities planned.
He said: “They really enjoyed their Wednesday afternoons together and even exchanged songs from the different generations as they worked.
“The idea of the project is to break down barriers that can exist between the two generations and foster a relationship between them by encouraging them to get together and share skills.
“They are next door to each other and hopefully now they have this relationship it will continue.”
The pupils worked with their elders in pairs to share their ideas and stitch a tapestry square that depicted their interests, such as gardening and music.
The groups plan to work together again in the summer on a gardening project.