Video: Priceless Past a great experience for young and old

SIXTEEN years of bringing generations together to record precious moments of history has once again proved to be a success with the release of the 2015 edition of Our Priceless Past.

This year Toolooa State High School students were paired with Gladstone seniors to record their stories and write an account of their lives - a project designed to record the history of previous generations in unity with our future generation.

Grade 8 student Jacob Lumsden interviewed Beverley Emerson and said it was an experience he would never forget.

"I was nervous at the start of this project but once I got to know Mrs Emerson I was a lot more relaxed," he said.

"Hearing her story and the life she lived was an eye-opener - they didn't have nearly as much technology as we have now, they had such different lives. The whole project was really fun."

TOP WORK: Beverley Emerson and Jacob Lumsden, 13, at the launch yesterday.
TOP WORK: Beverley Emerson and Jacob Lumsden, 13, at the launch yesterday. Paul Braven

Beverley Emerson said she has lived in Gladstone all her life and was happy to share her experiences.

"The whole project was a very positive experience for me - the students at the school were lovely, very polite and eager to hear my stories," she said.

"I'm happy that I could be a part of such an iconic piece of Gladstone's history."

Our Priceless Past co-ordinator Di Paddick said the project was a way of recording the diverse and exciting history of the Gladstone region.

Gladstone region Mayor Gail Sellers said the project was an excellent platform of insight to see the people who played a role in shaping the community.

If you know a senior with an interesting story to tell, phone 4976 6766 to nominate them for the 2016 edition of Our Priceless Past.



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