Grandparents’ Day and Macmillan Coffee Morning

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Grandparents of children at Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School returned to school for a day. Grandparents of children throughout the school and Pre-School enjoyed an activity morning, followed by lunch with their grandchildren, joining them for several lessons including art where they made a keepsake bookmark. Grandparents of children in years 3 and 4 were also treated to a Greek salad as part of their learning challenge ‘Were the Greeks really all that groovy’. Grandparents’ Day is held every year with a record 40 grandparents attending this year. Grandparents’ Day also coincided with the school’s Macmillan Coffee Morning, which thanks to the generous donations of cakes from parents raised over £400 for the charity.

A grandparent of a child in Form 1 sent a thank you card to school saying ‘Thank you for such a wonderful day at school. We had a lovely time and enjoyed spending time with our grandchildren and especially enjoyed the music lesson. Making the bookmark together was a wonderful idea and it’s a fabulous keepsake from a special day.’

Mr David Martin Head Teacher at Ghyll Royd said ‘Grandparents’ Day is always an important event in the Ghyll Royd calendar and each year we are overwhelmed by the number of grandparents who join us, seeing more and more each year. Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School has a very strong family ethos and therefore it has always been very important to allow grandparents to share in such a key aspect of their grandchildren’s every day lives. ’