THE importance of grandparents was celebrated at Holy Family Senior and Junior schools recently. The school’s annual Grandparents’ Day, held as part of Catholic Schools Week, saw over 70 grandparents attend.
Pupils had the opportunity to talk to grandparents about their lives and many of the grandparents brought items from when they were young. A special prayer service was led by Fr Ger Fitzgerald, with the school choir singing pieces they recently performed at The Cross Border Orchestra Peace Proms Concert in UL.
Principal Sarah Barnes commented, “Grandparents are a valuable and vital resource to all schools. They provide children with stability and a very special love. The greatest gift they give to children in these stressful times is their time.
“We are delighted to see so many grandparents coming each year to this event. The joy you see on both young and old faces is magical. We love to hear all about our grandparents’ lives and especially to learn about their childhood in Holy Family School. All our children and staff learn so much from the day,” she said.