Intergenerational Discussions - Cranbrook School

Intergenerational Discussions

09 Mar 17 by Year 12 TAS

As part of this year’s Seniors Festival, Cranbrook School and Woollahra Council ran a joint initiative called Intergenerational Discussions where the boys were paired with local seniors to share life experiences. The aim was to build relationships with some seniors in our community through sharing stories and having conversations around topics such as sports, education and hobbies. Twelve boys were involved and each had the opportunity to have round robin discussions with the seniors.

Mayor of Woollahra Toni Zeltzer said events like these are a great way of bringing together different groups within the community. “The theme for this year’s Seniors Festival is ‘Let’s Do More Together’ and we thought this was a great way to help build new connections within our community,” the Mayor said.  “When I was growing up I was always told to listen to my elders, but I think there’s so much that we can learn by listening to our young people.”

The feedback from the afternoon was wholeheartedly positive, with all involved wishing there was more time and asking that we ran the event again! Everyone involved recognised the importance for the different generations to have opportunities such as these to interact positively so they can learn from one another. Congratulations to the following boys for their thoughtful questions, interesting conversations and for being such positive ambassadors for your generation!