Celebratory sports day marks Hempstead nursery’s 10th birthday

Strawberry Patch Nursery sports day and 10th anniversary celebrations. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Strawberry Patch Nursery sports day and 10th anniversary celebrations. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Babies, toddlers, mums and dads took to the race track to compete in a nursery's annual sports day and enjoyed fun off the field to mark the group's tenth birthday.

Strawberry Patch Nursery sports day and 10th anniversary celebrations. Nursery member, one-year-old

Strawberry Patch Nursery sports day and 10th anniversary celebrations. Nursery member, one-year-old Susannah Pallister, pictured with her 10-year-old sister Isobel, who went to the nursery when it first opened.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The Strawberry Patch Nursery in Hempstead was filled with cheering crowds today as sporting stars of all ages lined up to take part in traditional events, including running races and an egg and spoon dash.

All the competitors received a medal for their efforts and there was particular cheer amongst the mums who beat the dads in the parents' running race.

A special award was also handed to staff member Emily Price, who has worked at the nursery since it opened in 2003.

Off the track youngsters and their parents enjoyed a raffle and tombola to mark the nursery's special year.


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Sue Daniels, manager, said everyone had enjoyed themselves during the celebrations, which were bathed in warm sunshine after a cloudy start.

'The children did fabulously and were cheering each other on, so it was a really nice special day,' she added.

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Among the guests was ten-year-old Isobel Pallister, who attended the nursery when it opened, and her one-year-old sister Susannah who recently joined the group.

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