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Remembrance has been observed at Maples Day Nursery in Winchester as a mark of respect for those who fought and continue to fight to make our world a safer place.
The children at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Hatherley Road had a visit from a parent who is a solider. She explained what her role involves and the children were able to dress in uniform and looked at her medals.
Poppies were made using handprints and the children learned new songs including ‘I have a little poppy’. They also created silver silhouette paintings to explore the different roles of the armed forces.
Maples Manager Sarah Gibson said:
“At Maples we feel that it’s important for children to learn about the past and the significance behind national events. Children often query why people wear poppies at this time of year and we address the topic in a way that young children are able to understand. We touch on battles of the past and why it’s