Grandparents spend a day getting flavour of prep school

TOUR Eleanor Palmer with gran Mary Wittcomb
TOUR Eleanor Palmer with gran Mary Wittcomb
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GRANDPARENTS went back to school for nibbles and entertainment courtesy of fun-filled primary schoolchildren.

More than 70 men and women spent the afternoon at Kingscourt Preparatory School in Catherington with their grandchildren eating a cream tea cooked on the premises by the school’s caterers, before the youngsters treated them to singing in the main hall.

After that, the grandparents were taken on a tour of the school, garden and fields by the excited girls and boys.

Jacky Easter, headteacher, said: ‘We held this event for the first time last year and it proved to be very popular so we decided to do it again.

‘We were delighted today to be able to welcome so many of our pupils’ grandparents into school.’

Dawn Sharpe, media officer at the school, added: ‘The grandparents came in their droves and everyone had a wonderful day.

‘The children really enjoyed showing them round and pointing out their desks and books.’

Mary Wittcomb, who was visiting her grandaughter Eleanor Palmer, seven, said: ‘I loved the singing.

‘It was lovely to be able to spend so much time with my in a place that means so much to our grandchildren.’