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Dementia Awareness Badge Design Competition 2023

GHLL are really excited to be launching our latest competition for all pupils of our county’s schools and colleges.

  • Are you aware of the three KS2 lesson plans and the Key Stage 3/4/5 lesson plans which GHLL has written, in collaboration with the county’s Dementia Training and Education Network, to raise awareness and understanding of dementia?

  • Did you know that the lessons will help you meet the RSHE statutory requirements?

  • Did you know the project enables discussion around themes such as acceptance, empathy, equality, diversity and difference?

  • Would your pupils enjoy the opportunity to design a badge which might then be created for pupils across our county to wear?

The winner of the Badge Design Competition will see their design created into enamel badges, which will then be awarded to pupils who complete the learning about dementia. Gloucestershire’s NHS dementia team have kindly offered to fund the production of these enamel badges.

This unit of work can be integrated into your school’s PSHE curriculum and can even be used as an intervention to go towards gaining your healthy school award. The lessons are engaging, involving active learning for the pupils, and no prior knowledge of dementia is required. Your GHLL Lead Teacher can support you further with this…or you can pick up the resource and go!

National Dementia Action/Awareness Week is 16th – 22 May, so this may be a good time to deliver the lessons, or to run your competition in school after completion of the sessions. The closing date for all entries will be Monday 12th June (please see attached flier for further information of the competition).

The GHLL team look forward to hearing about your work around building understanding and awareness of dementia with your pupils. For more information please contact

Download the competition poster here 

Download the badge template here   





Intergenerational Dementia Project

Intergenerational Dementia Project

resource which offers links to resources which might be helpful for people with Dementia



The word ‘dementia’ conjures negative and fearful images associated with dread and hopelessness. In Gloucestershire, we have worked with many partners to raise a better understanding and awareness of dementia and to show that it is possible to live well with dementia. The most effective strategy that we have discovered – is the younger generation. All of us working with the Intergenerational Dementia Project have been moved and inspired by the way that the children have responded to the issues and challenges facing people living with dementia; their compassion and enthusiasm to make a difference in their community. I would recommend this resources to all schools – you will be surprised and heartened by the impact.

Helen Vaughan - Joint Commissioning Manager

Clinical Programmes Team, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group



• Increasing knowledge and understanding of dementia

• Awareness of the conditions and their significance for an aging population

• Dementia friendly communities, school and wider

• Supporting people to live well with dementia

• Earlier recognition of possible dementia symptoms

Not only does the project strive to achieve the above, but in doing so it also helps young people to learn the underlying themes of acceptance, tolerance, empathy and an understanding of diversity.



The project is completely flexible. It can be fully tailored to suit your setting. This document aims to provide a collection of ideas that can be used in their original format, or can be edited and developed to suit your particular needs.



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