Seniors bring history to life
SENIOR citizens delighted Condong Public School students yesterday with treasures from their past.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles and senior community members arrived at the school for an annual session of show and tell.
Condong Public School principal Terry Timms said the event had been a great success.
“We had 45 senior residents come along on the day. They all brought something from their past and the students had to guess what it was,” Mr Timms said.
“We had a lot of interesting things, including old hair clippers, an iron and a camera.”
Mr Timms said the students’ guesses as to what the older items might be provided the classroom with a lot of laughs.
“We had one resident bring along butter pats, and a lot of students tried to guess what they were,” Mr Timms said.
“One student guessed they were ping pong bats and another student thought one was a whacking spoon. We also had one student guess they were the paddles used to signal planes to land on the runway.”
Mr Timms said the students were enthralled by tales from the past and the many historic items on display.
“We had one item there which was more than 180 years old,” Mr Timms said.
The celebration was followed by a special morning tea.
“A highlight of the morning tea were the pumpkin scones, made by the students from pumpkins grown in the school garden,” Mr Timms said.
Mr Timms said the event had quickly become a favourite on the school calendar.
“Each year we invite senior residents from the community to come into the school. We invite both the students’ relatives and groups from local nursing homes,” Mr Timms said.