St Paul’s nursery steps out for Barnardo’s Big Toddle

A KIND-HEARTED nursery in Royton proved you are never too young to help a good cause as children and staff took part in Barnardo’s Big Toddle.

The nursery team at St Paul’s Primary School on Hindle Drive decided to take on the task to raise money for children who are less fortunate than them.The team explained: “During the sessions leading up to the ‘Toddle’, nursery children were encouraged to discuss things they are grateful for.

“We then began to talk about how they might feel if these things weren’t there anymore. The children decided they would feel sad and they wanted to ensure others didn’t feel this way.

“We also discussed about the physical benefits of walking around the park. While in the park the children discussed the signs of summer they could see. They named flowers and we talked about the seasons so this really was a cross-curricular charity event.

“We finished our ‘Toddle’ with a Teddy Bears picnic in the park and the story of the Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson.

“We read this to the children as we had been discussing landmarks they have visited in previous sessions throughout the year, such as Royton Library, on our way to the park.

“Many members of the public stopped us and made donations on our way to and from the park, to whom we are very grateful.

“We are proud of our community, especially our helpers and lovely parents, many of whom joined us to make our ‘Toddle’ possible. A huge heartfelt thankyou to all who helped.”

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