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Students revisit history with senior storytellers

Students from St John Paul II Catholic Primary School turned back the clock this month with tales of yesteryear as part of the Tales of Times Past Storytellers program.

Students from Year One to Six were treated to tales of school life dating back many years by a dedicated and knowledgeable group of Senior Heritage Storytellers, who have developed their own experiences into a collection of stories, accentuated with memorabilia that represent life in the earlier parts of the last century.

Assistant Principal Anne Tan lauded the value of the program.

“Our stories form part of the greater Australian story, as told by all its people,” she said.

 “Along with the wonderful stories from the past, the session also featured old fashioned games and a display of old technology.”

Tales of Times Past stories are drawn from a range of themes, including childhood, school days, family life, entertainment, changes in the environment, technology, science, medicine, historical events, and migration.

Senior Heritage Storytellers hail from many walks of life and all parts of the world, boasting a wide range of experiences from regular daily life to the remarkable, and their stories are designed to be age appropriate and linked with various aspects of the National School Curriculum including Anzac Day, School Centenaries and State Celebrations.

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