Young 'uns entertain older ones

RESIDENTS of Carlyle Gardens were treated to some Christmas fun yesterday when students from the South Kolan Kindy put on a show.

About 16 students travelled to the Bargara retirement village where they sang Christmas songs and put on a nativity play.

Carylyle Gardens resident Judie Wilkie said the audience enjoyed the performance.

"It was just lovely," Mrs Wilkie said.

"They're so innocent and refreshing."

Mrs Wilkie said following the show, the residents treated the children to a morning tea.

"Everyone enjoyed that too," she said.

"We don't get many children here, so it's always nice to see the little ones running around."

South Kolan Kindy teacher and director Joanne Marsh said the kindergarten had a long-standing relationship with the retirement village, which saw the children and residents mix often.

"They were originally our corporate sponsors for four years and when that ended, the residents took over and did a lot of fundraising for us," Mrs Marsh said.

The teacher said while the kindy had received a boost in enrolments and were better at fundraising, the relationship between the village and the kindy had remained strong.

"We've had that relationship for about seven years," she said.

"During that time we've done a lot of visits.

"It's lovely because you get to know the residents."

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