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Aylesford pupils meet care home residents for art project

PUBLISHED: 09:40 21 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:40 21 November 2014

Pupil and resident at Abbeyfield.

Pupil and resident at Abbeyfield.

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Lunsford Primary School took part.

Pupils recreated This is Your Life in Lavender and Abbeyfield care homes, as part of an art project aiming to find out about young people’s perceptions of the older generation.

Canterbury- based arts charity People United created the project to explore ideas about role models and the people we treasure in our lives.

The project, made possible thanks to investment from youth arts development agency Artworks, is part of a series of events taking place across the country.

16 Lunsford Primary School pupils worked with commissioned artist Steampunk Bob to create performances and artworks.

Tina Corri, People United’s co-director, said: “Our artist commissions were conceived as a result of the findings of our research paper- Arts and Kindness - which explores and demonstrates how the arts can sow the seeds for kindess to grow.

“By supporting Bob Kasper, aka Steampunk Bob, to work with pupils and local care home residents through performance, song, poetry and digital art we are developing what we know about the potential of the arts to inspire positive social change and generate connections and understanding between people.

“So far the whole experience has been extremely positive- where young and old have been sharing stories about the people they treasure in their lives and why.”

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