Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Generation Preston Guild Banner

Young and old have come together in Bamber Bridge to create a banner to celebrate this year's Preston Guild. Working together, young people from Walton-le-Dale young people's centre and senior members of the community designed and produced the banner which celebrates the guild and what it means locally to them. The banner was unveiled on Thursday evening, June 7, by County Councillor Mark Perks, cabinet member for young people, in front of staff from the young people's service and members of the local community. The banner is a representation of local landmarks and items that are of significant interest to young people. It has been created by designing, cutting out and sewing plaques that have then been brought together to show off the things that the local residents, young and old are proud of in the local area. I have assisted this project for many weeks now and loved every second. I am so proud of what everyone has created and had to share it with you all.

Speaking during the event, County Councillor Perks said:

"While talking to the people involved in this generational guild project, everyone told me how much they got out of working closely together on this superb banner.

Moira Sergeant, one of the members of the South Ribble Pensioners Society, said: "We have learnt a lot about each other, and broken down a lot of barriers, learning that the older generation really care about the opportunities that the young people get." 

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