Stafford - Generation games

20th November 2009 at 00:00

A nice game of snakes and ladders is not the pastime of choice for most teenagers. But nine sixth-formers from Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford, spent half-term playing Scrabble, dominoes, bingo and snakes and ladders with pensioners at the town's Trinity day centre. The project, funded by Staffordshire Arts and Museums Trust, involved listening to pensioners' anecdotes, comparing childhood activities, and working with two local artists to create artwork representing games and the memories surrounding them.

Community liaison officer Laura Ashton said the aim of the project was to bring two generations together, and to challenge stereotypes they might have held about each other. ab.

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