Education bridges generation gap

205991_01 (from left) Antonio Di Lorenzo, Dora Di Lorenzo, Christian and Marcus Mattia, Pina Mattia and Alberto Mattia. (Marco De Luca)

By Laura Michell

Hundreds of grandparents headed back to school for a day earlier this month, alongside their grandchildren from St Monica’s College.

The Epping school opened its doors to the grandparents of its year 7 students, giving them a chance to see their grandchildren at work.

The day included a recital from the year 9 college band, tours of the school led by students, and a special morning tea.

Principal Brian Hanley said the event was a highlight for students, who each presented their grandparents with a handmade gift at the end of the day.

“Year 7 is an exciting time as the students progress from primary to secondary education and there is genuine excitement as they have the opportunity to welcome their grandparents on campus,” he said.