Sunderland children go for gold at nursery Olympics

Youngsters from the Siblings Private Day Nursery and the Springboard Nursery competed in a mini Olympics event to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Family and friends came along too adding their cheers and applause.

Youngsters from the Siblings Private Day Nursery and the Springboard Nursery competed in a mini Olympics event to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Family and friends came along too adding their cheers and applause.

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CHILDREN at a Wearside nursery went for gold all in the name of a worthy charity.

Siblings Day Nursery, which is at Sunderland Enterprise Park, in North Hylton, held Olympic-style events to raise cash for the British Heart Foundation.

Egg and spoon races, fun health games and other competitions all took place, as well as welly wanging, to see who could throw Wellington boots the furthest.

More than 25 children took part in the fun sports day.

Joanne Anderson, general manager and of the nursery, explained that the idea behind hosting the event was promoting better health choices for the children.

She said: “We are doing a healthy eating award at the nursery right now which is a programme making sure that we support children and their family and that have a better understanding about health.

“The games is one of our activities.

“With it being the Olympics we did a sports day earlier in the summer but we felt it was quite apt to do this with the Paralympics going on right now.

“The welly wanging has gone down extremely well with our three and four-year-olds.

“They’ve all enjoyed it.”

Springboard Nursery, in Pallion, also joined in the fun as youngsters from their centre competed with the Siblings Day Nursery children.

The nursery now hopes it has raised plenty of cash for the charity.

“We haven’t got too many of the sponsorship forms back yet but we hope we have done well,” added Ms Anderson.