YOU’RE never too old for getting back to the classroom…as Westbourne’s grandparents discovered when they joined the younger generation for a spot of 21st century learning.
More than 70 grandparents came into class for our annual Grandparents’ Day, giving them the chance to share their knowledge and also discover how children are being taught today.
And it also provided an opportunity for them to meet our new Head, Chris Hattam, and to take a look at our new hall and other facilities.
“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 Chris.
“Grandparents play an important role as part of the Westbourne family – they are reading mentors, do school pick-ups and are even guest speakers on occasion so this was was the school’s way of recognising that contribution.”
The day in school included a special music performance, a guided tour by pupils and activities in the Junior School classrooms.
Each child also wrote a poem for their grandparent or family member to give to them at the end of the lesson.
“It is important to us as a school to recognise the role our cherished grandparents play, their support to our pupils and the school and we thank them for all they add to school life at Westbourne.” said Chris.
“Everybody from Pre-School to Year 6 was clearly thrilled at the experience of learning with their loved ones and the event was such a success that we’re already looking forward to Grandparents’ Day 2023.”