Snuggling up with granny and grandpa

Eli Radebe and Alexa Kabini enjoy a picnic with great grandparents Maria and Fred van Wyk.

Little ones and their grandparents enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine during Junior College Snuggles‘ annual Grandparents Day.

Cameron and Arnold Stuurman relax after setting up their picnic spot.

Principal Megan Hunt, explained that the school feels it is a developmental milestone for children to show their love and respect for their grandparents.

Giselle Kean and Carmen Moco enjoy their time together.

“Since grandparents are a cornerstone of society, we think it is important for our children to know how special they are,” said Hunt.

Deborah Molefu and Patrick Sothoane share a basket of treats with Khumo Molefu.

On 17 March the children put on a concert of old nursery rhymes and then the families moved out into the school grounds to enjoy a picnic.

Children without grandparents were joined by their parents or were ‘adopted’ for the day by another family.

Jennifer Botha and Nicole Swanepoel enjoy their picnic in the shade.

The day continues to be a well-supported school event that saw many happy, smiling children and adults.

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Amy Ingram

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