Jean Dudgeon and her grandson Bailey Hurley-Ables.
Jean Dudgeon and her grandson Bailey Hurley-Ables. John Gass

Grandparents take centre stage

MURWILLUMBAH East Public School was all about family and diversity yesterday.

The school held its annual joint Grandparents and Harmony Day, which included a visit from re-elected Lismore MP Thomas George, morning tea, flood relief donations and a special assembly attended by hundreds of proud grandparents.

The day also provided an opportunity for grandparents to visit and speak to the classes of their grand children.

Organiser Helen Mortlock said the combined Grandparents and Harmony Day was “a good mix”.

“Everybody's been involved,” Ms Morlock said. “Beth Brooks has done an amazing job with the songs”.

She said grandparents had come from as far as Queensland, Taree and even Melbourne for the busy day.

“They love coming and spending time with their grandchildren,” Ms Morlock said.

Community liaison officer Kerry Makin said the day was always well- attended and had become quite a community event.

“We've got some visiting dignitaries, lots of grandparents travel interstate to attend and there is always entertainment provided by the students,” Ms Makin said.



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