Our third grandparents’ day took place on Wednesday 3rd June 2015. There was a great attendance with over 60 grandparents visiting the school, some of whom had travelled considerable distances.
The day was organised and run by the Student Representative Group (SRG). Members of the SRG greeted the grandparents on their arrival to the school, gave them guided tours of the building and showed them to the classes where their grandchildren were waiting.
The children then got an opportunity to ask questions about life in Ireland and elsewhere decades ago and were fascinated to hear that there was once a world before the Internet and that teachers used to hit children! One grandmother was even able to join her grandson’s class from South Africa via Skype.
The guests were then shown to the school hall for tea, coffee and scones and each class came in and sang a song. Following the performance there were more tours and then it was back to business as usual.
Great thanks are due to the Student Representative Group for all their work. Their courtesy and confidence was remarked upon by many of the grandparents whom they showed around the school.