Grandparent’s Day

February 13, 2014

St. Brendan’s Primary School celebrated their second ‘Grandparent’s Day’ on Friday March 31st. Despite the terrible bad weather that morning everyone made a great effort to turn out and it was a wonderful occasion! Events began with 10.00 a.m. mass in St. Brendan’s church where 2nd and 4th class sang beautifully. The children returned to school followed by their parents and grandparents. A welcome cup of tea/coffee was offered to all with some delicious home made buns and cakes in the school hall. 2nd and 4th class provided wonderful entertainment with terrific whistle skills and songs, everyone joined in for the grand finale ‘The Wild Rover”. Mr. Crofton spoke about the huge influence grandparents have with their grandchildren and how important that special bond is before finishing off with a lovely poem about grandparents which really said it all! Fr. Toni joined in with  ‘Any Dream Will Do’. The children’s work was on display, with lovely poems and stories about grandparents. Mr. Kelly and Ms. Lonergan captured many people’s interest with a display of black and white and brown and white photographs of children who attended the school many years ago! Well done to the boys of 2nd and 4th class, their teachers, Ms. Heinz, Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Kennedy, and their music teacher, Majella  for making the day so special and memorable for their grandparents! Well done also to the great bakers in Birr who brought in delicious cakes and buns to share with everyone!

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Grandparents are special people
with wisdom and pride.
They are always offering love and kindness
and are always there to guide.
They often make you feel
so confident and strong.
Their arms are always open
no matter what you did wrong.
They try to help out
in every way that they can.
They love all their grandchildren
the same whether you’re a child, woman or man.
They are always there to listen
and to lend a helping hand.
They show you respect
and they try to understand.
They give their love, devotion and so much more,
that’s easy to see.
what perfect examples
of the kind of person that we should be.

~By Stacy Smith~