A Royal Toddle

Tue, 11/09/2001 - 01:00

Youngsters toddled their way to charity triumph when they took part in a walk to raise funds for new play equipment. Around 60 children from the Positive Steps Nursery, at East Durham College, in Peterlee, held a sponsored walk around their sports field to raise money for new facilities in the nursery outdoor area.

Afterwards the youngsters, aged from birth to five years old took part in sports in the College’s sports hall.  The event was given a jubilee theme dressed in red, white and blue.

Nursery Manager Denise Sims said “The older children have been learning about the Queen, her name and how long she has been on the throne, where she lives and about the colours of the flag”

After their strenuous walk and sports activities, they were treated to a tea party, where they made baskets and drew pictures with a Royal theme.

Ms Sims added “We had a fantastic amount of people turn out, with both parents and grandparents supporting us, it was great. We have already raised hundreds of pounds for the equipment and it was nice to see the children be aware of the queen and what the jubilee is all about. It was good for the children to know the background of the Royal Family and also nice to see staff and students from the College come along and walk around the field with the children”

If you are interested in securing your child a place at Positive Steps Nursery please contact Denise Simms, the Nursery Manager on 0191 518 5540.