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  • Writer's pictureSteph

Beside the Sea

I do love to be beside the seaside, the salty sea air, the sounds of the waves lapping against the shore, the freshly made doughnuts!

A few weeks ago I got to spend a week in Felixstowe, the seaside town where I grew up. I spent each day at the Tourist Information Beach Hut at the first Intergenerational Connections Exhibition.

It was a beautiful display of the beach-themed activities one of my intergenerational groups had done over the course of 6 weeks. The exhibition was an opportunity for the older and younger group members to show off what they had created together.

The beach theme was chosen to celebrate the school and care home being located in a coastal town and because of the time of year the group met, in the 6 weeks before the school summer holidays.

It was lovely to meet members' families and to hear that the children had talked about the group at home.

BBC Radio Suffolk covered the exhibition and included comments from some of the group members - some of the children were very excited about 'being famous'.

Folk Features also wrote about the exhibition, you can read it here: Making the connection - Fol

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