Wild things on show

Wild things on show

NOVEMBER 2017 | Hayley Manning

“THE BEST classroom in the world, is at the feet of an older person”.

The Director of Meander Valley Creative Ageing Festival, Alexandra Morse, said she wasn’t sure where she heard this quote, but she said it summed up the ‘social connectedness’ experienced by the residents and students from Our Lady of Mercy Primary School during the creative art puppet project, ‘Wild Things’.

Each student ‘buddied up’ with a resident to make and name their fun animal puppets.

Everyone involved in the 25 event festival, expressed their passion for facilitating ways to help people connect with each other through sharing their stories while engaging in creative art.

Hayley Manning