When an Old Person Dies, a Library Burns Down.

Spending time listening to people who have lived a life we can only imagine, allows us to see what has gone before, what is happening now and how we can prepare for the future.

If you want to know what really happened, ask someone who was there. Someone who saw it with their own eyes, someone who felt it in their bones. Someone who cried as the bombs dropped or clapped as the children were saved.

Bringing people of age into the classroom on a regular basis allows children to ask questions from a living, breathing library, a library of experience and expression.

Connecting the extremities of life allows children to build a visual timeline of existence, one that will ultimately deliver lessons that no book, video or teacher can ever tell.

Basically painting the picture of how it was, how it is and how it might be?

We learn from the mistakes we make, from the failures we have. Some of these failures are too big for the classroom science lab, but in the minds of those who saw them unfold, lies the secrets to a better, brighter future for our leaders of tomorrow.

“When an old person dies, a library burns down.”


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