Grandparents are celebrated in Potters Bar
PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 May 2018
A Potters Bar primary school has been celebrating "the gift of grandparents".
Pope Paul Catholic Primary School, in Baker Street, opened its doors to welcome 100 grandparents last week.
Headteacher Liz Heymoz said: “Our school was a hive of activity.
“To celebrate the great feast of Pentecost and the beginning of Spirituality week, the grandparents from our community gathered to enjoy a beautiful assembly acknowledging the many gifts that our grandparents bring and the ways in which they enrich our lives.
“The pupils then shared their memories of their grandparents and proudly showed them their classrooms.”
The morning ended with the grandparents enjoying refreshments in the school dining room, which was transformed into the Pope Paul Tea Room.
This was the first time the school had held the event.
Cannon Shaun Lennard , parish priest of Our Lady and St Vincent Church led a special blessing for grandparents and the choir sang Oh Danny boy to entertain the crowd.
Chairman of the Governors Michael Kelly said: “It was a very special and moving occasion and I was delighted to share it with so many members of our school community.
“The pupils of our school sang beautifully and read so well.
“All contributed through their participation to a wonderful occasion.
“It was very special to be a grandparent at Pope Paul and to receive so much care, love and recognition from our grandchildren.
“It reinforced our knowledge that our grandchildren enrich our lives beyond measure.”
A Year 3 pupil said: “It was great to meet everyone’s grandparents.”