Ben, Will and Bill Rawling all attended the Ipswich Kindergarten and the grandparents day on Friday.
Ben, Will and Bill Rawling all attended the Ipswich Kindergarten and the grandparents day on Friday. Rob Williams

Kindy special for all generations

CHILDREN had the chance to show their classroom off to their grandparents at Ipswich Kindergarten yesterday.

The centre, which celebrates 75 years next year, has a couple of third generation families on the roll, including the Rawlings.

Granddad Bill Rawlings, 68, said while he couldn't remember much from when he was a tot at the centre more than six decades ago, it still had the same appeal.

“I remember more from when I brought my own son Ben to kindy,” he said.

“What I am so impressed with is that the centre has been here for so long and has still kept up with modern educational requirements.

“It is truly exceptional.”

The centre, which recently changed from a C & K Community Kindergarten to Lady Gowrie, has 86 families on the roll.

Centre director Vicki Doig has been the teacher in charge for 40 years.

She said grandparents were a very important part of the kindergarten community.

“We have 12 families here who are second generation which makes me proud,” Mrs Doig said.

“We value the input of the children's grandparents and their presence here today.”



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