Local Book: When We Were Young: Haliburton County Seniors Share Their Childhood Memories

Posted to Books on Mar 1, 2009
Book cover: When We Were Young

The 2007/2008 grade 5/6 students from Wilberforce Elementary School were randomly partnered with local seniors. For 15 weeks the partners worked together, wrote together, laughed together, talked together, painted together, dramatized together, and even shared quiet moments together. A wonderful bond of friendship and respect was quickly developed. The seniors shared their fondest memories of when they were young with the students. The students listened, asked questions, added comments, and then began writing the memories. What evolved is this incredible book consisting of each senior’s story written by their student partner.

Available for loan from the Haliburton County Public Library.