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Intergenerational artwork goes on proud display in Govan

Craft Cafe Govan members recently teamed up with Primary 7s from nearby Pirie Park Primary School to collaborate and pass on creative skills, including book-binding, mosaic and grouting.

Now the work they produced has been given pride of place in a local shop window so the rest of the community can enjoy it.

Also featured are photographs and quotes showing just how much enjoyment and value the children and Craft Cafe members got out of project, which lasted four weeks and involved 22 older people and 32 children.

With the children approaching the end of their primary school days, the overarching theme of the art activity was also intended to resonate with the big upcoming change in their young lives.

It also helped foster better understanding between the generations, gave our Craft Cafe participants the joy of passing on their skills, and gave the children the chance to get involved in creative activities they would not normally have access to.

Our friends at Generations Working Together have published a case study on their website centred on the project. View it here.

The project was supported by money secured through Govan Community Budgeting, with tutor costs supported by the Scottish Government's People and Communities Fund.

Click here for more about Impact Arts' work with older people.
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