Grandparents go back to school
Children from the Convent of Mercy and St. Colman's National Schools in Kanturk joined forces to celebrate Grandparents Day, beginning with 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Brian Boyle in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Fr. Brian also prayed for Grandparents who were not able to attend and those who have passed away.
As the event took place on St. Bridget's Day, pupils from both Schools had made St. Bridget's Crosses which they distributed to everyone attending Mass.
Proud Grandparents accompanied their Grandchildren back to the Girl's School for refreshments, where they also got the chance to have some photographs taken together.
"Our pupils are really proud to have their Grandparents with them on this special day and love showing them around our School" Girls National School Principal Derval Vaughan said.
"The Grandparents day was a fantastic opportunity for both the children and grandparents to connect with each other, we had a lovely mass and a friendly cuppa and chat afterwards" Eilis Finnegan, St. Colman's Principal said.
Some of the children shared their thoughts on Grandparents Day with the Corkman;
"It was great that my Nana came to Mass with me and afterwards had tea at my school" (Kerri Carroll, age 10, 4th Class).
"My Nana and Grandie travelled from Cork to come to Mass with us, and visited my class and my sisters class afterwards. They really enjoyed it and didn't want to leave afterwards". (Ciara Lenihan Age 11, 6th Class).
"I was very happy when my Grandad visited my school".
(Gabriella Holland , Age 6 , Ist class).
"My Nana came to school on Grandparents Day and I got my photo taken with her and it was fun" (Michaela Winkle age 9, 3rd class)
On Grandparents Day I went to the girls school to take a photo with my Nana, she is very special" (Rhys Carroll).