Nursery children and staff pay tribute to NHS

Children and staff at a farm-based nursery have paid tribute to NHS staff and other keyworkers.

To mark one year since the re-opening of High Bank Day Nursery following the initial lifting of the first Covid-19 restrictions in June 2020, the children and staff came into the Stapleton nursery wearing rainbow colours.

The seven-stripe rainbow, which has been used as a symbol of hope and gratitude for key workers during the coronavirus crisis, was also used in a banner painted especially for the Rainbow Day by pre-school children.

High Bank Day Nursery deputy manager Jackie McCreath said: “Like all children’s nurseries, we were able to re-open on 1st June 2020 following Government guidance relating to the pandemic.

“We wanted to mark this anniversary by saying thank you to NHS staff and other key workers who worked throughout the pandemic providing vital services, whether that was in hospitals, care homes or driving public transport.

“The children loved coming into nursery in their rainbow colours and undertaking a range of activities related to our rainbow day.

“They are the first children to experience a global pandemic since 1918 and so as they get older, it’s important they remember what it was like so they can share this experience with future generations.”