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Grand day at Glamorgan Vale

Glamorgan Vale State School year 7 student Damon Wendt with his grandfather Rodney Wendt at the school's annual Grandparents Day event. Rodney also attended the primary school.
Glamorgan Vale State School year 7 student Damon Wendt with his grandfather Rodney Wendt at the school's annual Grandparents Day event. Rodney also attended the primary school. Claudia Baxter

GRANDPARENTS Day at Glamorgan Vale State School allowed grandfather Rodney Wendt to reflect on his days at the school and to catch up with grandson Damon.

Dozens of grandparents attended the school on the special day, which is aimed at appreciating the role of grandparents.

For Mr Wendt, returning to the school was a nostalgic experience.

"When I went here, there was only one teacher and one classroom, and 14 students," he said. "I used to ride a pony to school, so it's a bit different for Damon.

"I don't think it's necessarily easier, just different."

Year 7 student and school prefect Damon said it was great to have his family involved in the school community and in the school's history.

"It's a great school and it's all about tradition," Damon said.

Mr Wendt said Glamorgan Vale was a lovely area and the school had educated many of the Wendt family members.

"Our four boys went here and my dad was on the school committee," he said.

"Damon will probably be the last one who goes here for a while, so it might be my last year for a little bit."

Grandparents Day is a long-running annual event at the school, but is on a different day from the State Government's official October date.



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