Bridging generations at Telstar Middle School
Community members of all ages are hard at work on projects that will be showcased May 2 at “Bridging the Generations” – also known as “What do your grandparents do all day?”
The event is sponsored by the Western Mountains Senior College.
At the younger end of the age spectrum are members of the Telstar Middle School ArtReach class, with teacher Melissa Prescott. Each year, students in the Advanced Art Class at TMS select and design an arts-integrated service-learning project. This year they chose to help and work with seniors in the area.
Their website is an ongoing story of how the project is proceeding http://artreach13.wix.com/2013.
The site showcases the work connecting youth and elders in the Bethel community.
The participants have split into groups with various interests. An example is the Visual Arts Group, which is partnering with the WMSC Art Class to create artwork.
A similar group combines members of the WMSC Creative Writing class and the Middle School class.
Other displays or live presentations will feature drama, music, technology, gardening, and good food. One group is working on volunteer projects for the future, with youngsters helping seniors in the community.
The Senior Citizens Group of Bethel, celebrating its 50th anniversary year, will also have a display, and some of their members are helping in the planning sessions.
The celebration at Telstar will offer refreshments cooked by seniors and students together. A group of students and elders is planning the menu and cooking project.
WMSC is featuring the event as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. It will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Telstar cafeteria.
For more information, visit the blog (http://wmscollege.blogspot.com/) or contact Nancy Davis (email@example.com or 381-1110). Future articles under the WMSC heading will provide more information as the plans continue.