Age matters

9th May 2003 at 01:00
By the time today's teenagers reach their forties, a third of the population will be older than 60. Be Lifewise promotes intelligent debate at KS3 and 4 about relationships between the generations. There are 12 lesson plans featuring the Lifewise family. Old memories are interwoven with future fears; sturdy independence matched with illness and frailty. We examine the problems of money management, the role of community campaigners, the stereotypes found in the media. Helpful notes for teachers and an attractive poster ensure that lively controversy leads towards consideration and clarity.

Be Lifewise is free for secondary schools from Help the Aged, 207-221 Pentonville Road, London N1 9UZ. Tel: 0870 770 3283; fax: 020 7278 1116; email:;

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today