We are very excited and proud to announce the launch of http://www.swaylifestories.com/
Our students have been working with Alsager Partnership and Microsoft to create a technologically innovative and collaborative community project that raises awareness of dementia and supports and positively impacts the lives of people living with dementia in the community. As a school it was important that the project also supported Alsager town’s successful bid to become the first Dementia Friendly Town in Cheshire East.
The project involves a series of art workshops that lead to a personalised interactive Microsoft Sway Life Story for people living with dementia, their families and careers to use to help with memory and reminiscence.
Sway Life Stories is our new Sway dementia community project digital hub. It is a bespoke website that has been designed to showcase the outstanding community work our students do, how they have supported people living with dementia and how communities can learn to set up their own Sway Life Story community project.
Year 10 student, Lucy Chadwick said: “I really enjoyed doing the project. I especially loved seeing the reactions on the couples faces once the project had finished, and we presented the finished project to them. It was an inspirational and spectacular experience. Helping the couple make the presentation and the artwork made me learn a lot about the past of our town and I loved learning about their life adventures. It was an amazing experience and I would definitely encourage others to participate in the future.”