This year we celebrated grandparent’s day through our at Braddock Playtime Playgroup, Koolyangarra Aboriginal Supported Playgroup and our Dark Emus Aboriginal Supported Playgroup. We had over 50 community members attend from our elders in the community to our young and emerging generation.
All playgroups were rich in culture, age, experience and wisdom. It was an opportunity for the relationship and diversity of grandparents to be recognised across age groups and celebrated, recognising the contributions and impacts that our grandparents have on our families, friends and community.
The playgroups were a platform to foster intergenerational teachings, learning and an opportunity for older people to participate within the community.
Through our playgroups we had an exchange of Aboriginal stories, songs and reading. We also provided each child a reading book that they could take home and read with their grandparent, kin, and those who take on the role of a grandparent. Thank you so much to Penrith City Council who provided the funds to purchase the books that were given to each child.
This celebration was an amazing experience for both our elders and emerging generations to untie and create fireworks.