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Grandparents have a special day at St Peter’s School

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Image captionImage 1: Joan Lavelle with her granddaughters Maddy Hall, eight (left) and Matilda Hall, six (right)

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It was like the Generation Game at St Peter’s primary in Hammersmith as grannies and granddads were welcomed in.

The afternoon event last week at the CofE school in St Peter’s Road saw more than 100 grans, grandpas, nans, pops and other significant older friends and relatives being celebrated on Grandparents’ Day.

Headteacher Karen Frazer underlined the valued and important – but often overlooked – role that grandparents play in their grandchildren’s upbringing.

“This is a very special event in the school calendar and one which is enjoyed by the entire school community,” she said. 

“Grandparents play such a key role in the lives of our children, and our Grandparents’ Day is a way of us saying ‘Thank you’ for all that our grandparents do for us.’

The entire school joined together for an assembly, where the children sang and shared poems, stories and paintings, all based around the theme of cherishing grandparents. 

Afterwards, the special visitors were given a guided tour of the school by the children, before returning to the hall for a traditional, homemade cream tea.

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Image caption: Image 2: Bella Croce, five (second left) and her twin sister Carla Croce, five (right) with their grandparents (left to right) Ada Croce, Douglas Evans and Jean Evans