Nannas Day Nursery at Colchester General Hospital recently held a Safety Awareness month for the nursery children, tackling road traffic awareness, stranger danger and other elements of personal safety. The children were visited by both the fire service and the police, teaching the children invaluable life skills.
As part of the safety awareness month, nursery children helped create posters for a competition which the Trust’s Director of Estates and Facilities Chris Howlett judged following a tour of the nursery.
Chris Howlett said: “It was a real pleasure to visit the nursery and to meet some of the children who took part in designing and making the posters for the competition. The winning poster will be made into a road sign that will be installed near to the nursery reminding drivers to slow down as they pass. All the entries were very colourful and they all could have been used for the road safety sign. The winning design was a handprint traffic light design which will soon be installed to help keep the children safe.”
Nursery Manager: Abigail Barton said: “The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about these important safety issues throughout June in a fun and educational way. With the traffic building around the nursery site we think it is important for the children to be aware of the dangers and hope that the vital messages and skills they have picked up will keep them safe within the future.”
The idea for the safety awareness month came from the Friends of the Nursery parents forum where concerns about the safety of children were raised with regards to the busy hospital road that the nursery is adjacent to.
We look forward to seeing our new road signs around the site!