THE past and present will come together through a documentary put together by Emmanuel College students.
Through conversations with some of Warrnambool’s senior residents, year 11 VCAL students have made a short film about the differences between the generations.
Applied learning teacher Jenny Konigson said the students had got a lot from talking to the older generations.
“A lot of the situations that they (the students) face today are similar to when they (the seniors) were younger,” she said.
“One older woman spoke about the punishment that was meted out, which was a shock for some of the kids.”
For student Carlos Lane one of the differences he learnt was how difficult it was to get a job now compared to years before.
The students and senior participants met at the Archie Graham Centre twice for morning tea.
The meetings were a chance to learn about how life has changed and what life was like when the senior residents were younger.
From these conversations the students worked on a short documentary with the students narrating a section and sharing their story of a senior citizen while also making comparisons between the two generations.
Warrnambool resident and Lifeline volunteer David Bugge said he was conscious not to cloud the students with stories from “his generation”.
“I’m a baby boomer and they’re Generation Y,” he said.
“Today a lot of young people go on to further education and tertiary studies.
“When I was young we did form four and that was it,” Mr Bugge said
The documentary will be revealed at the Archie Graham Centre during Warrnambool’s Seniors Festival Celebrage in October.