Day is fun for young and old
While lots of grandparents get to take care of their grandchildren, which is a great help to the children’s parents, many army children do not often get to meet up with their grandparents or extended families.
So the local Anglican Mothers Union group began an Adopt a Granny Day program at Puckapunyal Primary School 12 years ago.
Members have visited the school for the past 12 years, with this year’s Adopt a Granny Day on Friday marking the event’s 13th year.
The adoptive grans have a fabulous morning with the school children and their teachers, while some real grans of the children have joined in the fun also.
The children join in songs that the grans teach them, and sing a special song for the grannies also.
They enjoy show-and-tell time, parachute games in the school yard, musical dress-ups with colourful hats, wigs, costumes and jewellery, and this year there will also be some craft work happening.
Having fun: The parachute game at Puckapunyal Primary School’s Adopt a Granny Day is always popular.