On Wednesday the 31st of January we celebrated Grandparents Day in our classroom. As part of the day we created frames with 10 things we love about our grandparents. We also created our own poems to describe our grandparents and coloured a beautiful grandparents day poster. On the day we interviewed our VIG’s (Very Important Grandparents). From these interviews we found out that the majority of VIG’s were born and raised in Dublin, but we also found out that one of them was born in Sligo and raised in Castlebar. We asked them what they liked about school and these are just a few of the answers we got: home-time, lunch-time, sports, English and History, Art, sowing, Irish, singing, Maths, Irish dancing and making friends. Some of the things they didn’t like about school was: Irish, homework, getting a smack with the ruler, walking to school, detention and being expelled. Some of the things they were involved in in school were the Gaelic team, school play, football, running, basketball, tennis, Irish dancing, singing, the drama club, sports, camogie and working in the school shop. The VIG’s went on holidays to Puerto Rico, Donegal, Florida, the seaside, the Isle of Man, Sandymount, Lanzarote, Spain, camping, Australia, Portugal, sunshine house, Liverpool and Sligo. Some of their first jobs were builders, supermarket worker, Jacob’s employee, bingo caller, factory sower, Coca Cola worker, mineral water councillor, mushroom factory worker, hotel waitress, paper girl, hairdresser, Guiness factory worker and a messenger boy. Nowadays they enjoy watching TV, playing football, keeping fit and reading, bringing the grandkids out, relaxing, retirement, looking after their boys, gardening, drumming, and driving. We really enjoyed our time with our grandparents and want to thank them for everything they do. By Ms McGarry’s 4th Class.