Grandparents Give Academy Wholehearted Seal Of Approval

Cleethorpes Academy Grandparents Day. (L-r) Nannie Barbara Hooper, Year 10 student and helper for the day Leah Hooper, Year 7 student Elliot Hooper, Grandad Ian Hooper, Grandma Michele Westerman and Grampie Pete Westerman get to grips with the tasks.


Grandparents flocked to Cleethorpes Academy for what has become a very popular annual event. Some admitted to having visited numerous times as their children have joined the school over the years, but for some it was their first ever look inside the Academy.

Ian Hooper and Peter Westerman spent the afternoon with some of their grandchildren, Year 7 student Elliot Hooper and his older sister Leah (Year 10), who was acting as a helper for the day.

Ian said: "This is our fourth Grandparents Afternoon, it's great to see how the school has changed and how the facilities improve year on year."

Pete Westerman said: "I think I've enjoyed myself a little too much this afternoon."

The grandparents and the Year 7 students took part in a range of classroom activities, which not only allowed the students to show off their school's facilities but gave grandparents the opportunity to share their skills with them. The visitors were also served refreshments and were entertained by the Academy Choir.

Janice Hornby, Cleethorpes Academy Principal, said: "It is always such a pleasure to welcome grandparents into the Academy. They play such large roles in their grandchildren's lives and it is nice for everyone to see just what school life is like today."


Year 7 student Tobias Emslie with Nan Julie Whyte.


Finley Bains with Nana Elaine Bains.


Freya Adams with Nanna Carol Welldrake.


Imogen Tinmuth with (left) Great Nanna Marjorie Humpfrey and Nanna Angela Hosking (right).


Ami Coulbeck with Nannie Elaine Ashton and Grandad Micheal Ashton.


Cleethorpes Academy Choir performs on Grandparents Day.

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