100 grandparents visit Westbourne House School

Grandparents at Westbourne House
Grandparents at Westbourne House
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More than 100 grandparents went back to school as they visited their grandchildren at Westbourne House School Pre-Prep.

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.

Working together on a craft

Working together on a craft

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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