Briley Mulvihill with grandfather Grant Teatoff.
Briley Mulvihill with grandfather Grant Teatoff. John Gass

Grandparents go back to school

MURWILLUMBAH East Primary School held its grandparents open day on Thursday when parents and grandparents got the opportunity to see what their kids and grandkids get up to while at school.

Teacher and day coordinator Helen Mortlock said it was a significant school community event and many grandparents flew in from all over Australia.

As part of education week, the school organised a book parade which saw the students dress up as their favourite book character.

To celebrate the London Olympic Games, the school also allowed students to dress up as their favourite Olympian or sports star.

The parade was first on the day's program and was followed by songs sung by the students, accompanied by music teacher Beth Brooks and involving parents and grandparents.

Next up was the traditional grandparents' competition which rewarded the grandparents who travelled the furthest to make it to the day, the grandparents who have the largest number of grandkids at the school and the eldest grandparent present.

A special cake baked for the grandparents was cut and distributed before the parents and grandparents were invited to join their kids in their classes after which the visitors were given the opportunity to purchase books for the students in the school's library.

Education Week was launched on July 30 with around 8000 students around the state simultaneously singing a specially created song Creating The Future.



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