Grandparents day at Moama Anglican Grammar

By Ari Balle-Bowness

THE retirement age is on the rise and now grandparents are going back to school.

Don’t worry, it’s not what you think.

Moama Anglican Grammar recently hosted a grandparents and special guests day for their primary school students.

“It’s really about bringing grandparents and special guests to the school so they can see what a modern-day classroom is like and share that learning experience with the children,” primary school principal Nigel Rudge said.

“Some grandparents and special guests come from eight hours away and it’s just a great way of opening the school up to families.”

Grandparents John and Eleanor Louttit made the two-hour trek from Sea Lake to be with their granddaughter Isabella.

“It’s good to see the contrast from what we had a long time ago and how much it's changed,” John said.

“It’s a lot more one-on-one than it was back when we were in school.”

John said Isabella’s spelling is very good and so is her ability to tell the time.

Grandmother, Sharon Watson, made the trip from Tongala to visit her granddaughter Sienne (Grade 4).

“It’s lovely to see their work and be a part of their schooling,” Sharon said.

“I have 10 grand kids so I’m lucky to come to a few of these.”