Last Saturday 6th October we took part in National Grandparents’ Day. The day was a huge success, with a number of BCHS students and their grandparents stopping by for a chat over a cup of tea and cakes.
Grandparents’ Day was introduced to the UK in 1990 by the charity Age Concern, and it’s now celebrated on the first Sunday in October.
Our students invited older members of their families into school, to have a cup of tea and a chat with staff and other grandparents in a relaxed setting. They were also given tours of the school by Lead Students, and staff were on hand to answer any questions they had.
The award for the furthest distance travelled has to go to Mohammed’s grandfather, who came all the way from India.
We received wonderful feedback from our visitors:
“This is so different from when we were at school, it’s so beautiful!”
“I love the family feel to the school, with all the work done by students on display.”
“I liked the map and the flags hung around the school for the different nationalities – I think it’s important that my grandson learns about and gets to know others.”
“Thanks for making me feel so welcome.”
Thank you to everybody who joined Blackburn Central High School for this day of celebration.