Grandparents' Day 2014

It was sunshine and afternoon tea for the grandparents of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School.

For the last two years, grandparents of pupils in Year 7 have been invited to attend Grandparents’ Day, a day which allows grandparents to visit the School and get some special attention from their grandchild. The day was an opportunity for pupils to show their appreciation for their grandparents and to spoil them a little bit.

This year, nearly 100 grandparents attended and were treated to tours of the School by their grandchild, followed by a delicious afternoon tea of scones, cupcakes, finger sandwiches and brownies in the School’s stately home, Gatton Hall. After tea grandparents had the opportunity to have their photograph taken with their grandchild to remember the occasion. Luckily, the weather was perfect, and many grandparents were able to stroll around the School’s beautiful grounds with their grandchildren.

Many of the grandparents had travelled long distances to attend the day but were happy to do so. Katie Till’s grandmother lives more than an hour and a half away and had never visited the School before and so was pleased to have been able to make it. Katie said, “My grandma really enjoyed the day and loved talking with the other grandparents who were there. The food was really good, too.”

Amelia Bryant, another Year 7 pupil, agreed, “My grandmother had a lot of fun chatting with the other grandparents. But my granddad’s favourite part was walking around the grounds; he’s never been here before and loved it.”

Mr Spencer Ellis, Headmaster, commented, “We were delighted that so many grandparents were keen to visit the School. Our pupils certainly benefit from having their grandparents involved and interested in their education.”

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