QUALITY TIME: Cara and Ali Lyne with their grandfather Bill Lyne at the Gaelscoil Faithleann Grandparents Day. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

 

By Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

It has been many years since they sat in a classroom to learn – but that didn’t stop grandparents from joining in the school fun on Friday last week – as they turned up to celebrate Grandparents Day.

Over 100 grandparents turned up to Gaelscoil Faithleann in Killarney, where children got to show off their classrooms and their artwork, while the school bands performed for the grandparents.

Secretary of the school’s Parents’ Council, Mary Carroll explained to the Killarney Advertiser, that it’s the third year they’ve held it in the school and it’s growing every year.

“It wasn’t very formal,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser. “The grandparents told the children their stories of how school was back in their day such as their teachers and classrooms. The children loved to hear their stories.”

They received a blessing from Fr Tom Looney on the day and partook in some of the St Brigid’s traditions.

“It was a day to make connections as some lived outside Killarney as well. We try to do whatever we can to bring the school community together.”