Graduation ceremony fun for West Bromwich nursery children

A graduation celebration was held for nursery children to make up for the special occasions they have missed out on during the Covid pandemic.

Pupils and parents outside the Happy Valley nursery, West Bromwich, as they celebrate graduation
Pupils and parents outside the Happy Valley nursery, West Bromwich, as they celebrate graduation

The children at Happy Valley Pre School in West Bromwich, each received a certificate and medal.

The event was held in the car park of the community centre where the nursery is based, on Gayton Road.

As part of the celebration, the children who are aged between three and four-years-old, each got some cake, played games and enjoyed an ice cream and a Paw Patrol mascot was on hand too to join in the fun.

Parents of the nursery organised the special event to give their children something to enjoy.

One of the organisers was parent Ranjeeta Bhantal, who said: “We made cakes, a couple of moms made graduation hats. It was really nice, everyone chipped in to get it done.

“The coronavirus pandemic did affect our children because they missed out on a lot. Sports day, Easter celebrations, we didn’t have those events. Covid sort of ruined it.

"We thought we would hold a graduation ceremony for them. The nursery let the teachers come out to attend.

“We asked them to give certificates and medals and then we just played games, had lunch, had a Paw Patrol character arrive.

“We asked the ice cream man to come along. That was a nice end to the day.

“The community centre let us use their tables and chairs for free.

“Eventually the nursery let the teachers out and they said ‘goodbye’.”

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