How do you bring several hundred years of learning and experience into the classroom? Invite grandma and grandad into lessons!
On Tuesday 16th October we welcomed more than 60 grandparents into class for our second Grandparents’ Day, giving them the chance to share their knowledge and also discover how children are learning in the 21st century.
Grandparents came to school from all over the UK for Grandparents’ Day which saw our children sharing their classroom, lessons and school with their loved ones. Lessons included, origami, maths challenges, poetry, story writing and a quiz on international foods.
The session included a chance to meet Westbourne Headmaster John Hicks, the teaching staff and tour the school,
“We wanted to make a special day that recognised the amazing contribution our grandparents make on so many levels and as part of our school community,” said our Junior School Head Jon Clark.
“It’s about hearts, minds and celebrating the many generations that go to make a family and an environment.
“PreSchool to Year 6, choir and soloists shared music, laughter, food and a love of learning with their loved ones and the event was such a success that we’re already looking forward to Grandparents’ Day 2020.”