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Visit helping bridge the generation gap in Cullingworth
3:52pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
School students and older people have enjoyed a session to help bridge the generation gap in Cullingworth.
Ten pupils from different years at Parkside School met a similar number of residents at Scarborough Court.
Students introduced their new friends to gadgets such as iPods and iPads, while residents brought along items such as photographs and old passports.
Parkside year 12 head, Philip Logan, said Friday’s gathering had been a great success, with young and old alike benefiting from the opportunity to interact and compare their contrasting experiences of life.
“Some of our pupils who went along are 14-year-olds, and they couldn’t get their head around the fact some of the older people had left school at 14 to work,” he said.
“They compared stories about subjects like transport, jobs and holidays. It means the world for the residents to be able to speak to young people – it’s good for them to have a conversation with some new faces. We definitely want to keep the link going.”