Once a year Essex Heights Primary School has a day for grandparents and special friends. It is an important gathering, as it takes up half of the school day.
For Luka this year it was a very special event this year, as we have ‘opa en oma’ from overseas!
The day started out with a special assembly. Since there were so many grandparents it was held in the stadium. Every year level gave a performance in dance, music or an activity. Luka’s got to play on the marimba’s.
To get to know the people that were present, the principal Mr Porini, made a round through the audience to ask about the background of the grandparents. Many countries were represented. No wonder in such a multicultural country as Australia.
One of the questions he asked that had a chocolate reward to it, was how far people had traveled to be a part of this day. Last year the grandparent that traveled the furthest came from China. So we thought that with the 16.524 km that my parents traveled we would easily win this. However, this year every one came prepared, as there were grandparents from Germany and the UK as well. Luckily the school was also prepared, so they had enough chocolate bars for all those who traveled far.
After the assembly there was time for a class visit and pick nick lunch. Luka did not mind sharing her grand parents with two of her friends, as their grandparents were still in Korea and Singapore.
It was a very enjoyable day at school and we even learned something new: according to one of the children your skin gets loose if you are a grandparent.