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I thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon when we opened our Pre-Prep doors to over 70 Grandparents and grand-friends who came to help us celebrate that most magical relationship that exists between grandparents and their grandchildren. I think the excitement that shone out of the children’s eyes as their special guests arrived could easily rival the excitement of Christmas morning and was perfectly balanced with the pride that beamed from the eyes of our guests. The children took great delight in leading their grandparents on a tour of Pre-Prep which included toasting marshmallows in the woods, snuggling up for stories in our Log Cabin library, playing games in classrooms, enjoying the creativity that paint and glitter brings and being shown every single part of our wonderful environment (not a drawer or cupboard escaped the attention of our most fastidious tour leaders!). The afternoon concluded with a very well-deserved cup of tea and a special assembly where we were treated to some special readings and an appropriately themed song.

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

(Below are some carefully selected quotes from grandchildren that were published on the programme and definitely raised a knowing smile!)

A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "I had a swing made from a tyre; it hung from a tree in our front garden. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods."
The little girl was wide-eyed, taking all this in. At last she said, "I wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"

I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colours yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what colour it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to learn some of these colours yourself!"

When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." “Look in your underwear, Grandad", he advised, "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."


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