Congratulations to our Adult Nurse Lecturers Winnie McGarry, Fiona Everett, Caroline Adam and Wendy Wright on their huge success as their project “Dementia-Class in a Bag” won the award for Best Educational Initiative. The Class in a Bag is an innovative intergenerational educational learning tool devised by a team within the School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery for creative and informative teaching and workshop delivery in nurseries, schools, NHS, care homes and a variety of other settings. Class in a Bag contents can be can be used to give a unique insight via a dementia simulation exercise of some of the challenges of living with dementia to a variety of audiences, particularly children. It is tailored to suit specific learning goals and illustrate a range of health topics including dementia awareness, hygiene, and healthy eating.
Special mention must also go to Dr Karen Watchman also from UWS who’s Jenny’s Diary Initiative was one of the runners-up, in the same category. More information about the initiative can be found at Jenny’s Diary Page
The highlight of the afternoon though was the Life Time Achievement Award which was presented to the soon to be “Dr.” Margaret Brown for her contribution to Dementia Education across a long career in Older Adult Services in NHS Lanarkshire and of course as a Nurse Lecturer within our School. Our hearty congratulations go out to Margaret on the recognition of what has been for her a lifetime’s work which still continues here.There are still a few more people whom you can inspire.