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26th Jan, 2022

Busy week for children at Longbridge's Jellybabies Nursery with Halloween, Bonfire Night and volunteer Brian's 85th birthday

CHILDREN from Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School held a packed week when they attended in Halloween fancy dress for a day of fun, learned about safety surrounding bonfires and fireworks and celebrated a long-serving volunteer.

The pupils at the nursery – based at Longbridge Methodist Church – found out about the ‘stop drop and roll’ technique and spoke about general fire safety.

At lunchtime the children had burgers and hot dogs and went on a Halloween hunt filling their bags with spooky-themed goodies.

Brian Kite, who has volunteered at Jellybabies for 27 years, also celebrated his 85th birthday.

Nursery manager Jacqueline Walker said: “Brian arrives at nursery at 8.30am every day to help set up before the children arrive – he is always there to greet them with a friendly welcoming smile.

“The jobs Brian does at nursery are far to many to mention them all but includes running the lending library, funding, fees, sorting out weekly children’s self registration, preparations of activities, registers, insurances, hire of premises, play area maintenance and more.”

She added Jellybabies Nursery could not run without Brian and everyone felt his volunteer work should be recognised.

“He really is a truly remarkable volunteer, always smiling and working non-stop.”

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