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Busy Bees nursery at Bower finishes the year with a special family fun day


By David G Scott

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Bower Busy Bees nursery kids had a great time on the special sports day with every child winning a medal. Picture: Sharon Dismore
Bower Busy Bees nursery kids had a great time on the special sports day with every child winning a medal. Picture: Sharon Dismore

Every child was a winner at the end of year outdoor fun and sporting event held at the Busy Bees nursery in Bower.

The nursery, which is outdoor focused and boasts a large forest area and courtyard space as well as an indoor setting, finished its academic year with a family event for all the children and community of Bower.

Anna enjoys the sack race at Bower Busy Bees nursery. Picture: Andrea O'Kane
Anna enjoys the sack race at Bower Busy Bees nursery. Picture: Andrea O'Kane

There was a fun-filled "sports event" which saw children racing in bunny ears, tucking teddies into beds and hopping around – each and every child being awarded a "Well Done" medal and, following the races, families were invited to stay, play and picnic with their teddies from the races along with others from the nursery. The day finished with a family play in the forest and a presentation to the three children who head onwards and upwards to start their new school careers as P1 intakes in local schools Halkirk and Bower.

Albie, Becky and Odin enjoy a forest expedition. Picture: Lynne Swanson
Albie, Becky and Odin enjoy a forest expedition. Picture: Lynne Swanson

Following her vote of thanks to the staff, families and the parent committee for their ongoing support and hard work, chairperson Lynne Swanson commented: "Over the last two years, Busy Bees has gone from being a nursery near closure to to one of the most popular settings in the county.

"Our outdoor ethos attracts families from across the county and together we are continually developing Busy Bees into a unique and inspiring setting. It's been a pleasure to work alongside our community and oversee the improvements. Our staff team are enthusiastic and drive change everyday. I'm excited to see what the future of Busy Bees holds."

Thea has a good laugh with Winnie the Poo. Picture: Sharon Dismore
Thea has a good laugh with Winnie the Poo. Picture: Sharon Dismore

During the summer Busy Bees is holding two family friendly workdays (that include plenty of cake) and a virtual balloon race to help raise funds for the setting. More information can be found either on the website bowerbusybees.com or Facebook page and funds can be pledged for the balloon race via ecoracing.co/user/page/2279

The nursery has 22 children enrolled for the 2023 year and continues to go from strength to strength with work progressing on the outdoor forest cabin and with support from the parent led committee and local community.

Anna enjoys the sack race at Bower Busy Bees nursery. Picture: Andrea O'Kane
Anna enjoys the sack race at Bower Busy Bees nursery. Picture: Andrea O'Kane

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