Kelsey Munro

Kelsey Munro is Acting Education Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Irene Smith, a former teacher, with her two grandaughters Abby, 5, and Poppy, 9, at her Artarmon home.

The grey army saving ethics classes

Grandmothers have emerged as the unlikely saviours of ethics classes in NSW primary schools, which are proving resilient despite the introduction of politically charged barriers to enrolment last year.