Grandparents go back to school in Allington
Doting grandparents got a sneak peek into what their grandchildren get up to at school when they joined them for an afternoon last week.
Pupils showed off their work at Allington with Sedgebrook Primary School on Friday, to their grandparents who came from far and wide to visit them at school.
The pupils spent the morning making cards, drawing and writing poetry before their grandparents arrived for the afternoon.
Headteacher Leanne Barr said: “Our school council, which is made up of pupils, came up with the idea of inviting grandparents to spend the afternoon at school.
“Over 50 grandparents ended up joining us for a celebratory assembly. It really meant a lot to them. We even had one grandparent who travelled all the way from Portsmouth to attend.”
Grandparents joined in with songs and music and watched a gymnast performance during the assembly before they tucked into scones and tea and played outside with their grandchildren.
Mrs Barr added: “They were so thrilled to be part of the day. It was a very special day for everyone.”
Janet visited her grandchildren Austin, Millicent and Cooper.
She said: “It was a wonderful afternoon at our grandchildren’s school. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s so nice to be invited in and to see what they’ve been up to. They sang us some lovely songs and we each had tea and scones. They’d made us some lovely pictures too, which we will treasure. It made our week really special.”
Year 6 pupil Amy enjoyed having her grandparents visit.
She said: “It was lovely to do something special for our grandparents. They are always here for us.”
Ruby, in Year 4, added: “My grandparents loved the singing.”