Mayor’s poppy date at nursery
THE Mayor and Mayoress of West Lancashire visited the handmade poppy display at Portico Nursery at West End.
The nursery children had created a 100 falling poppy arrangement in the garden area, using recycled bottle tops to make the display,
The children painted the bottle tops to make poppies.
The nursery was very grateful to Suzanne Connell, who invested hours of her time to help staff and children ensure they had enough poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.
Nursery staff had been talking to the children about why we remember the soldiers, and why it is important we continue to remember them.
Ayla, one of the youngsters from the nursery said: “We have been learning the poppy song and remembering the soldiers in the poppy field.”
The children delighted mayor Noel Delany and mayoress Ann Stubbert, parents and friends with their performance of the poppy song.
Amanda Wiley of the nursery said: “We work closely with our parents, we are one team shaping, developing and nurturing young minds.
“It’s imperative we instil manners and morals as well.
“We should remember all our armed forces who have and continue to serve.
“This is just one day in the year where we come together and remember and it should be marked as part of the children’s learning journey.
“Our team have been absolutely amazing getting this display perfect and we want to thank everybody involved in today’s event.”