Kids record priceless past

The 13th edition of Our Priceless Past - a collection of stories from seniors in the community - was launched last week.

A combined initiative between the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Ergon Energy, The Observer and local high schools in the region, the project sees students interview our senior citizens and record their story.

Nearly 200 seniors have had their stories recorded and 380 students have taken part in the project over the past 13 years.

Gladstone State High School Year 8 students were the interviewers this year. There is also an exhibition, featuring treasured mementos from the seniors on loan to the art gallery.

Mayor Gail Sellers said at the launch, the project was bringing together two different generations and she encouraged seniors to put their names down for next year.

"We want your stories - we want them for our region," she said.

Anyone wanting to take part in Our Priceless Past in 2012 can contact Di Paddick at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.



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