Last year my mother decided that there were many people living in her retirement village who had led interesting or different lives.

Mum felt that these stories should be recorded so she approached the nearby campus of BeaconHills College with the idea.

So for the last few months a group of students from the College have been visiting the retirement village and writing the life stories of some of the residents.

Both sides seem to have enjoyed the experience and next term a new group of students will interview a new group of residents.