Crescent Day Nursery children mark Remembrance Day
Creating their very own poppy themed artwork and observing the national two minute silence were just some of the ways that children from Crescent Day Nursery in Edgbaston marked Remembrance Day and honoured those who had lost their lives during conflict.
Taking part in the activities on Armistice Day, which commemorates the ending of World War One at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, children from all ages across the day nursery on Calthorpe Road showcased their creativity, delved into history and learnt about why the occasion is important to so many.
From babies exploring a poppy themed sensory table to pre-schoolers holding their own parade, complete with drums and other musical fanfare, as well as taking part in an obstacle course in the garden outside, tributes were paid in a variety of ways throughout the setting.
Crescent Day Nursery Team Leader, Amie Draper explained;
“Just before 11am we laid our poppy pictures down like the soldiers do with their wreaths and held our own two minute silence whilst listening to the chimes of Big Ben. We believe it’s important to celebrate a wide range of occasions throughout the year, including Remembrance Day as it makes up such a big part of our history. The children have loved taking part in the events and we will next move on to look at Diwali, The Festival of Lights.”