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Grandparents take trip back to Grantham school to join their grandchildren

Doting grandparents came from far and wide to visit their grandchildren at school last week.

Around 130 grandparents, including two that had travelled all the way from Poland especially for the occasion, joined their grandchildren at Little Gonerby Infant School over two afternoons.

The children took their special guests on a tour of the school, showed off their work, provided refreshments, and completed a treasure hunt together.

Grandparents travelled from far and wide to join their grandchildren at school. (12072362)
Grandparents travelled from far and wide to join their grandchildren at school. (12072362)

Headteacher Helen Hilton was pleased with the turnout.

She said: “This has now been running for 10 years and remains one of the most eagerly anticipated days of the year.

“Many grandparents live away from the Grantham area and do not have the opportunity to see the school that their grandchildren attend so they enjoy being able to look around.”

This year the school is partnering with AgeUK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire to develop their intergenerational work. Colleagues from the charity attended the two afternoons and spoke to many of the visitors.

The grandparent guests also raised over £100 for the charity, who are working hard to reach their target of 5000 knitted ‘hats’. The hats will be placed on Innocent smoothie bottles in stores across the county to raise awareness of the charity’s work to end loneliness and isolation.

If any readers are interested in knitting a hat, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/lincolnsouthlincolnshire. Finished hats can be dropped off at Little Gonerby school.

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