Intergenerational theatre in Vera on Costa Almeria

BRAVO! The cast take a bow. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Vera

FOR the sixth consecutive year senior citizens and school children in Vera came together to put on a fabulous theatre show.

Students from the Alyanub school joined significantly older Vera residents from the San Cleofas centre to take part in the ‘Mirando Atras’ (looking back) intergenerational project, which is promoted by Vera council’s Education and Senior Citizens’ departments in collaboration with the Almeria provincial government.

The initiative is all about developing intergenerational communication through works of theatre aimed at education centres and infants’ schools.

Diputacion de Almeria Social Wellbeing deputy Angeles Martinez was among those joining the more than 1,000 local schoolchildren in the audience at the town auditorium to see the adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s tale ‘El Pez Arcoiris’ (The Rainbow Fish), along with Vera’s Senior Citizens’ councillor Marian Manuela Caparros and Education councillor Carolina Perez.

The youngsters and seniors taking part in the project also created the scenery and costumes.

“Our senior citizens have shared from their experiences all their knowledge and life lessons, and our youngsters have known how to transmit their energy and vitality to show us all the value of shared work between generations”, the Senior Citizens’ councillor commented.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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