Fun was had at the three Bright Kids nurseries as children enjoyed a range of activities for Comic Relief. Children at the three settings dressed up in red to mark the day, which raises money to help people living difficult lives across the UK and Africa. Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money. To date more than £1billion has been raise for good causes thanks to Red Nose Day.
At the Crabbs Cross setting Katie Buckley, deputy manager and preschool leader, said: “The children came in to nursery wearing red and with crazy hair-dos. We had lots of activities going on including having red items in the sensory tray and the children enjoyed doing some modelling using red play-dough. They were also getting busy in the kitchen making cakes that have red noses, using the icing pens.” At the Studley setting, Tina Davis deputy manager said: “It was wonderful to see the children getting involved, wearing red to come to nursery and having fun with the red noses. We had a number of activities going on which were red-themed. We also talked to the children about red nose day and why we are raising money, as it is such a worthy charity.”
The Comic Relief charity aims to free the world from poverty. It has also backed campaigns to help disabled people get back into work and to highlight abuse of the elderly. They also supported a landmark legal case that saw land seized under apartheid in South Africa returned to the people of the town of Elandskloof. At the Northfield setting Beth Humpage, senior nursery nurse, said they had a fun hair day to raise money for the charity. “We had a crazy hair day where the children were given sponsor forms and then they came to nursery with their hair in lots of different styles,” she said. “They were really imaginative using different colours and glitter, some had their hair up and some had it down – it was a really fun day.”