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Kitty and Jimmy Keaty, pictured with their grandchildren, Sarah, Kate and Ava Grogan.
Spirits are traditionally high on the last day of school before summer, but in one local primary school there was a real party atmosphere - with families invited to join in!

Spirits are traditionally high on the last day of school before summer, but in one local primary school there was a real party atmosphere - with families invited to join in!

Thomastown National School decided to hold its very first ‘Grandparents’ Day’ last Friday, just before pupils and teachers went their separate ways for the summer. Grannies and grandads were invited along for a fun day with the boys and girls.

The small, rural school, has about 100 pupils and is located near Golden.

On the special day everyone put academia on the back burner and grandparents were given the chance to see the school and understand what their grandchildren are referring to when chatting about their day, at home.

It wasn’t all the serious business of education, the children also entertained their grandparents with music, song and poetry in each of the four classrooms.

The grannies and grandads were then able to responded to the children with stories of what their own, very different, school days were like.

The parents’ association of Thomastown National School organised afternoon tea and cakes for everyone to round off the day, which in the glorious weather was taken alfresco.

Taking advantage of the lovely summer weather the day concluded with the entire school entertaining their guests with more music in the school yard.