MRIS honoured grandparents when it held its 7th Annual Grandparents Day recently. The event was combined with the official opening of ‘Nyindup Boodja: Living History through bushfoods and kitchen gardens on Wadandi Country’ with a number of dignitaries joining in the celebration including Josh Whiteland, Wandandi Mentor, Clement Mulcahy from the WA History Foundation Society, Augusta Margaret River Shire President, Paula Cristoffanini and inaugural MRIS chairperson, Lyn Serventy. A number of past and present parents, who were involved in the creating of the gardens, also attended including Nicola Anastas, Bill James, Alison McKenzie and Jeff Walker. Over 50 Grandparents toured the gardens, visited classrooms and enjoyed Devonshire tea made with fig jam from the school tree. MRIS principal, Wendy Roediger said the event was a great way of connecting with extended MRIS families and recognising the vital role that grandparents play, as well as opening the gardens, which has been a long term vision of the Governing Body and current chairperson, Jessica Worrall. “It was a wonderful culmination of many years of community collaboration,” Wendy said.