In9uiry Intergenerational Project
The Intergenerational Project has been a Lasallian Service collaboration with JoCare, St Joseph’s parish, Malvern.
‘A chance to relive some of the things I have done in my life’ was how Mr John Horan (class of 1944) described his part in the Intergenerational Project. John, together with Ms Claire Kelly, Ms Maureen O’Bree, Mrs Mary Thomas and Mrs Marie Grafen, bravely led 15 of our Year 9 students along voyages of remembrances in this project, recounting their life stories.
Over the past seven Tuesdays, culminating in a presentation on 5 May, these St Joseph’s parishioners and ‘their’ De La Salle students created ‘This is your Life’ books. These books were presented in a ‘Celebration of Life’ in the presence of family, friends and members of the Malvern and De La Salle communities. Both the Mayor, Cr Steven Stefanopoulos and Principal Peter Houlihan acknowledged the importance of these types of projects, both for an understanding of the past but, more importantly, for the creation of community.
All participants enjoyed the experience and have forged strong and respectful relationships. I would like to thank the supervisors of this project: Kerri Anne, Br Michael, Br Paul, Sr Julia and John. Special mention must go to our Master of Ceremonies, Thomas Hobbins — you did a marvelous job! Please enjoy a photo gallery of images from the afternoon’s celebration below.
Ms Elizabeth O’Connell