Chichester nursery celebrates tenth anniversary

Personal poems were read to each leaver at Busy Lizzie's graduation ceremony
Personal poems were read to each leaver at Busy Lizzie's graduation ceremony

CHICHESTER nursery Busy Lizzie’s has celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Busy Lizzie’s, based at the Scout hut in Whyke Road, combined its usual summer fun day with the anniversary celebrations.

Manger Liz Johnson, left, and deputy manager Claire Kenyon blow out the birthday candles

Manger Liz Johnson, left, and deputy manager Claire Kenyon blow out the birthday candles

Manager Liz Johnson said: “The day was a big success with both past and present children and families taking part.

“There were stalls selling a variety of wares, such as candles, jewellery, children’s toys and handmade items, as well as a tombola, cake stall, face painting and barbecue.

“Children’s entertainment included a bouncy castle, Jiggy Wrigglers and Winnie the Witch – all of which were hugely enjoyed.”

To mark the occasion, two parents made birthday cakes and some of the children helped Liz and deputy manager Claire Kenyon to blow the candles out.

There were stalls selling a variety of wares at the fun day

There were stalls selling a variety of wares at the fun day

Over the past term, Busy Lizzie’s has been building a bug hotel in the garden with the children.

Several parents have donated resources, including one family donating the money to buy signs to go on diplay, explaining what it is and how to look after it.

Liz said: “The family officially opened the Bug Hotel as part of the day and Busy Lizzie’s hopes that it will be a wonderful learning and exploratory resource for all the children.”

Following the fun day, a graduation ceremony was held for the 17 children leaving to go to school.

Members of staff read personal poems about each child and then presented them with a certificate and present.

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