The COVID-19 situation put paid to the usual interactions for Grandparents Day between schools, children and grandparents which is always so warmly celebrated across the Diocese. Schools therefore had to find different and innovative ways to celebrate to celebrate the day. Below are just two examples of how they did this.
Children at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School in Langley Green, Crawley celebrated the annual tradition of the diocesan’s Grandparents Day in September. Pupils were set a homework task of interviewing their grandparents and shared their findings with classmates back at school. Photos, drawings, videos and PowerPoint slides were presented and enjoyed. Students also spent the morning creating artwork to take home and share with their relatives.
At Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery in Guildford, many grandparents used Zoom to see their grandchildren in class this week. The school really appreciated the chance to welcome visitors from around the world into their classes, even if it was only virtually!