Many grandparents visited St. Michael’s Girls and Boys Primary School in Tipperary town last week to celebrate Grandparents Day in conjunction with catholic schools week.
Principal Siobhan Verdon at St. Michael’s Boys N.S. was delighted to have the opportunity to highlight how important grandparents are.
“It’s really important to mark the importance of the grandparents in the children’s lives and the time that they spend with their grandchildren. The experience they share with the grandchildren is invaluable and listening to the children’s stories that they have about their grandparents shows how important they really are.”
Pupils from both schools sang songs, recited poetry and prayers to their grandparents in the audience.
One of the poems brought a few chuckles -“I like to walk with Granddad, his steps are short like mine, he doesn’t say ‘now hurry up, he always takes his time. Most people have to hurry, they do not stop and see, I’m glad that God made granddad, unrushed and young like me.”
Newly appointed Principal of St Michaels Girls N.S. Ms. Mooney was delighted with the occasion. “We would like to thank all the grandparents for their support in visiting their grandchildren in our school for our very special grandparents day. The contact that grandparents have with their grandchildren is so valuable and important for passing on stories, knowledge, experience and history. A great celebration was had by all.”