Welcomed with a song sung by the children, the grannies and grandpas spent time with the younger generation making Christmas decorations, sewing and making Christingles.
Some of the older children used the opportunity to expand the Victorian topic they are working on to play traditional parlour games, such as Snakes & Ladders, with their grandparents.
Treated to mince pies and mulled wine, the grandparents voted the experience a ‘wonderful afternoon’.
Victoria Homewood, head of Westbourne House Pre-Prep, said: “It was lovely to see so many grandparents in the classrooms. Their presence immediately had a calming and positive effect on the children, who were delighted to show them their school, their work and their crafting skills in the build-up to Christmas.”
Westbourne House School Pre-Prep and Nursery caters for children aged from two-and-a-half to seven (Year Two), while the adjacent Prep School educates children to 13 (Year Eight). Based in 100 acres of parkland just outside Chichester, the school has a reputation for academic, musical and sporting success, achieving a record number of scholarships to senior schools in 2016.
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