A wave of fun for RNLI fund-raiser

Youngsters at Clifton Nursery sampled a life on the ocean waves as part of a fancy dress fund-raising event.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 2nd February 2015, 6:00 pm
Youngsters at Clifton Nursery in St Annes had a nautical-themed fancy dress day raising funds for the RNLI, finishing with a visit from the Lytham St Annes Lifeboat  its all aboard the lifeboat with helm Simon Turpie
Youngsters at Clifton Nursery in St Annes had a nautical-themed fancy dress day raising funds for the RNLI, finishing with a visit from the Lytham St Annes Lifeboat  its all aboard the lifeboat with helm Simon Turpie

Toddlers donned pirate hats and mermaid costumes as they joined in nautical-themed arts and crafts and learned about the vital work of the RNLI.

Nursery owner and RNLI volunteer Simon Turpie brought his dinghy to work on the back of a trailer, which the children were able to sit in and explore.

Manager Amy Nicolson said: “It was a lovely day for everyone.

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Youngsters at Clifton Nursery in St Annes had a nautical-themed fancy dress day raising funds for the RNLI, finishing with a visit from the Lytham St Annes Lifeboat  its all aboard the lifeboat with helm Simon Turpie

“The babies did marble paintings using shaving foam, which is part of their sensory learning programme, and the pre-school children made sailor hats and created their own pirate stories.

“It is a really good first-hand experience for the children that helps tremendously with speech and language.

“We raised £50 last year for the lifeboats thanks to a 50p donation from each child wearing fancy dress and we hope to at least match that figure again.”