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Student Katy McCormack makes Christmas tree decorations with a little help from grandparents, Julie and Barry, at Somercotes Academy Grandparents Day.

Somercotes Academy's Grandparents Day was the busiest ever with more than 70 grandparents joining the students for a morning of activities.

The event provides the opportunity for Grandparents to see what life in the modern classroom is like and to catch up with their grandchildren at work. Many threw themselves into the activities, which included Science experiments to make Rudolph toothpaste and making Christmas decorations in Technology.

Student Katy McCormack made decorations with her grandparents Julie and Barry. She said: "It was so much fun having my grandparents with me at school. We all really enjoyed the event."

Frances Green, Principal of the Academy, said: "Grandparents Day was wonderful. We had so many visitors who wanted to see what the Academy is like and to take part in activities. It is always an enjoyable occasion and it keeps everyone in touch with what life in school is like."

Student Lyla Power does experiments with grandparents, Brian and Ros and Ron and Trich.

Bradley Taylor makes Rudolph toothpaste in Science with grandmother Heather Nicholson.

Busy making Christmas cards are Poppy Green and her grandmother Julie Clover

Making a star with the help of her grandmother Jan is student Charley Burton.

Somercotes Academy Choir performs for Grandparents.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Frances Green

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David J Hampson