Grandchildren see the light
by Kate Wilson
JADEN Bond did not know a lot about lighthouses when he arrived at Bundaberg Arts Centre yesterday, but by the time he left, he had seen the light.
The six-year-old and his brother Lachlan were just two of the many grandchildren that visited the centre on Grandparent's Day yesterday.
Jaden's grandfather Arthur Bond said the visit to the art centre was a good holiday activity.
"I thought it sounded like a good idea, so I borrowed the grandkids for a while," Mr Bond said.
"It was a perfect thing for the holidays."
Bundaberg Arts Centre public programs officer Roana O'Neill said the activity was a great chance for the two generations to bond.
"It's been great. The older people have been looking at the displays, but there is something fun for the children as well," she said.
"We wanted to offer some free activities for the school holidays."
Ms O'Neill said the many children were kept occupied.
"For younger children, there were storybooks on lighthouses to read and a lighthouse trail to follow where children can search for items in the exhibition," she said.
"These days are a great way to encourage children to visit the arts centre."
Children also participated in Beacons Bingo and storytelling sessions.
A second Grandparents Day will be held on Friday, July 7.