The Caritas Ambassadors organised a Grandparents Afternoon Tea in the hall. They and we, wanted to say a big thank-you to all of the Grandparents who help so much with child care allowing Moms and Dads to go to work. They are the unsung heroes of our school so we wanted to recognise all that they do and spoil them!
What did Grandparents think?
'Organised really efficiently. Really good turnout. Nice to meet the grandmas of other pupils in our granddaughter’s class. Excellent cakes! The monitors were very welcoming.'
'Very enjoyable afternoon and lovely to see the children enjoying themselves in school'
'Very pleasant and a good turnout'
'Wonderful afternoon thank you so much.'
'A lovely idea and the children seemed to enjoy it as much as we did.'
'It was a lovely gesture and I’m sure grandparents would be quite happy to pay a nominal amount to help cover the cost of the tea, coffee and cakes'
'Lovely idea, we enjoyed it, thank you for organising it, and thanks to the caritas ambassadors who did a great job'
'Very enjoyable afternoon meeting other grandparents'
'Lovely, lovely thought and really appreciated it!'
'A very welcoming and well organised event, thank you to all concerned, teaching staff and children, much appreciated.'
'A lovely afternoon chatting with other grandparent over coffee & cake and enjoying time with your grandchild . It really was lovely. Thank you'
'What a wonderful afternoon. It was such a lovely idea and to be able to sit and talk with other grandparents was really nice. The staff were very welcoming and the children who shared the cakes were very friendly, with great manners. Thank you to Mrs Finnegan for the opportunity to come together and to Miss Meese for arranging it all. It was lovely to spend time with my grandchild in school. Such a wonderful school community.'
'It was a lovely idea. Well done for organising and thank you'
'Lovely afternoon for Grandparents to spend time with children in the school environment. My son and nephew were absolutely delighted and even had a surprise visit from their cousin which made it extra special.'
'We think it was a great idea to have this get together. As grandparents we spend a lot of time with our grandchildren, Our granddaughter was so excited that we were going to her school to meet her Teachers and friends. Everything was laid out perfectly and the Staff and children helping out were polite, friendly and a credit to the school which only added to the experience.'
'We loved having the first half an hour with other Grandparents to enjoy our cuppa before the children arrive. The children loved every minute especially the cakes'
'Children were a delight so well mannered. Angel welcomed us she was so lovely.'
'Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, it was nice chatting with the children in the hall away from the classroom setting. Thank you.'
'Please do it again- I loved it.'
What could be improved?
'Have water available for those who don't drink tea or coffee and advertise it to make people comfortable to ask for it.'
'Had to wait 40 minutes for grandchild so maybe look at that aspect (sorry it’s not a criticism)'
'Only improvement would be:- We filled in form on arrival so this could have been used to fetch the children in to see grandparents! Rather than use the form we originally completed because not all grandparents managed to come obviously circumstances changed but children were sent into to see grandparents and could have been upset when nanny or grandad were not there!'
'A few children came in and their grandparents weren't there. Maybe work from the signing in sheet 🤔 to avoid disappointment'
'It would have been nice if our grandchildren's teacher's had introduced themselves so we could put a face to the names that our children are excited to tell us about.'
'Maybe more seats! Honestly was a lovely afternoon'