By Thursday 1st November 2018, Station Road, Aldridge, will be turned into 'Poppy Road'.
You can already see all the effort that has gone in to turning the Road in to a sea of Red Poppies, by local residents, the Local History Society and Aldridge School, to name a few.
We have been busy doing what we can too with our children, staff, parents, grandparents and more all chipping in to create as many Poppies as possible. Andy at The Dulux Decorator Centre in Birchills, Walsall, deserves a special mention and big thank you from us, as he has very kindly donated a gallon of red and black paint for us to paint Poppies all along our outdoor fence, for this very worthy cause and occasion. The fence will be able to be seen from the main Walsall Road as people are passing by, so will hopefully draw lots of spectators down to see the rest of the decorations.
Please encourage friends and family to come along and visit the road to commemorate our soldiers.
On Friday the 2nd of November Wendy Morton, MP for Aldridge, and the Mayor for the West Midlands, Andy Street, will be visiting Station Road.
On Wednesday 7th November, the Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall will also be coming to see the amazing effort that has been put into Poppy Road.
And finally on Sunday 11th November, a few of us will be at nursery from 9.30am for the culmination of the event, so please do come down and join us with your families (we’ll have hot choccy and treats!).
Residents of Station Road will then be walking to the Community Centre around 10am to join the parade to the war memorial outside of Aldridge Parish Church.
We are going to be fundraising for Children in Need for the whole week, commencing Monday 12th November 2018.
We are going to be holding fun activities for all children, including: a ‘Bake Off’ cake sale, an all week pyjama party and t-shirt decorating!
We will be asking parents for donations in return for cakes (and votes for cakes!), donations for their child to wear their PJ’s to nursery, and for parents to purchase their child’s creative t-shirt masterpiece from us. All proceeds will go to Children in Need.
To donate direct to Children in Need, you can visit their campaign pages here or click on the image.
Thank you for your support!
Concept Photography will be in nursery on Wednesday 21st November 2018.
If you would like your child to have their photograph taken, a booking form will be available on the parent door within the next few days.
We will have two booking forms, one for children attending on the day and one for those who don't, appointments will need to be made for children who do not attend on this day.
With Bonfire Night and Diwali fast approaching here are a few safety tips to ensure you have a happy and safe event [source: Families Online].
We will be doing lots of 'spooktacular' activities with our children over the next few days here at nursery, to celebrate Halloween.
If you want to get into the spooky spirit too, here is a link to a website full of fantastic Halloween fun ideas! for you to have a go at with your family. (Please note this is a third party link that will take you away from The Old Railway House Nursery website).
On Wednesday 31st October, some of our older children will be visiting The Hawthorns retirement home to take part in pumpkin carving with the residents. If you're planning on carving any 'ghoulish' greats, please share them with us - we would love to see your pumpkin carvings!
We would love if as many children as possible can get involved with Halloween with us by dressing up in costume throughout this week, and on party day (Wednesday 31st October) – whether it be a Halloween themed costume, or simply their favourite character, super hero, princess, etc.
Just a little message to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to our Harvest Collection.
The items given to us have now been donated to The Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 420 foodbanks, which work out of more than 1,200 centres across the UK, and provide emergency food to people referred for support.
For more information about the work that they do, you can visit their website here [third party website].
During the week of the 5th to the 9th November, we will be holding a special commemorative red week. We are inviting all children to dress in red to remember the fallen of the First World War.
From the 1st to the 11th of November, Station Road will be holding a commemoration to the 40 men that went to war. Historical research has revealed many of those that served from Aldridge during the First World War lived in or around this significant street. It was also home to the train station where soldiers from the area began their journey to the Front and for those fortunate enough to survive it must have been a welcome sight upon their return. We look forward to seeing you along Station Road showing support both for the men that went to war and for the residents and members of the Aldridge Local History Society who have spent months in planning this wonderful tribute.
We are still collecting tinned goods and toiletries for a harvest festival which we will then donate to the less fortunate. Any donations will be much appreciated. Donations can be placed into the harvest festival box in the corridor. Thank you
During the days of the 29th October until the 2nd November we will be holding Halloween themed celebrations. We would love as many children as possible to get involved with Halloween with us by dressing up in costume throughout the week - whether it be a Halloween themed costume, or simply their favourite character, super hero, princess, etc. We shall also be holding a spooktacular Halloween themed party on the 31st October.
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