Australia: Schools Renaming “Grandparents” to “Grandfriends”

Snake Baker November 8, 2022

Is nothing sacred to these weirdos?

The Mirror:

Schools in parts of Australia have been criticised for hosting ‘Grandfriends’ days – an event which has been traditionally called ‘Grandparents and Grandfriends Day’.

The move – aimed at being more inclusive rather than less – has seen youngsters invite elderly residents from local old people’s homes to spend the day with them, as well as their own grandparents.

But the dropping of the ‘Grandparents’ name from the event title has upset some, who claim it will lead to parents being called friends too.

Spring Field Public School in Spring Field, New South Wales posted on their social media page about the event held yesterday: “Grand friends day is an opportunity for our grandparents and Carrington friends to visit our school and students.

“We acknowledge that not every child has a grandparent that will be able to attend.

“We encourage those students to invite someone special to them to share a picnic.”

The event went ahead with a picnic, artwork on display, and performances in the main hall, with photos of a backed auditorium shared on the school’s Facebook page.

The New South Wales Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, said: “Spring Farm Public School used this term to promote their event as they had invited residents from a local aged care facility who are pen pals with the students.

Sarah Mitchell

“This was an opportunity for young students who have sadly lost their grandparents to feel included in the day’s celebrations.”

Ian Barnett, the Founder of the National Grandparent Movement in Australia said the move to drop the grandparents title was “an odd move”.

I’m going to keep saying “grandparents.”

They’ll have to take that from my cold, dead hands.

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