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Pupils take part in a construction challenge with grandma Doris Shaw  joined by her granddaughter Anna Ruth Ward (right).

Pupils take part in a construction challenge with grandma Doris Shaw joined by her granddaughter Anna Ruth Ward (right).

It was back to school for grandparents at Wilson’s Endowed School in Over Kellet recently.

This bi-annual event proved very popular, with more than 100 grandparents sharing in activities with their grandchildren across the classes.

Lessons varied from practical problem solving (construction with marshmallows and spaghetti!) to baking and a geocaching treasure hunt using GPS devices.

The day started with a worship that included traditional hymns such as All Things Bright and Beautiful and a talk from grandad, Rev Roy Chamberlain.

The school cook treated the special visitors to a full roast beef dinner followed by jam sponge and custard.

Headteacher Jo Williams said it was a very special day and a delight to welcome some very special people who meant so much to the pupils.

She said: “Grandparents are very special people and play a very important role in the lives of their grandchildren. We try to cherish the grandparents and welcome them into our school for the day, sharing in the activities with the children.

“We try to get a balance of nostalgia as well as showing how schools have changed over the generations.

“It’s always a very busy and happy day.”

 

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