THERE was standing room only Tea Gardens Primary School recently for the annual Grandparents Day celebration.
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“This year we had a bumper crowd of grandparents and grand friends in attendance,” Principal Mark Clemson told News Of The Area.
“In fact, we needed to get extra chairs from the library and still had a number of the more able grandparents standing throughout the performances.”
Among the big crowd were five generations of the one family.
Students from each class performed on the day and then visitors were welcomed to open classrooms to share in some learning with the students.
“Here, some grandparents helped design a trap to catch a leprechaun as part of a science and technology activity while others got to listen to their grandkids read or even interview their grandparents,” Mark said.
“Grandparents were then welcomed to morning tea in the hall prepared by an awesome group of volunteers to say thank you for being part of their grandchildren’s lives.”
Peter Turnbull from Cessnock has two granddaughters at the school, 5 year old Evie and Pippa aged 7.
“The day was just fantastic, the food was first class and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“I was able to see my granddaughters in another light and it was a credit to them and the school.”
“The level of entertainment was amazing and we should all be proud of the teachers and what they’ve achieved with our grandchildren.”
By: Margie TIERNEY