Charity of the year

High Bank Day Nursery has chosen the area’s largest voluntary sector mental health agency as its charity of the year.

Darlington Mind was selected by the nursery following suggestions made by parents and staff.

It also complements a new initiative introduced recently at High Bank which sees staff receiving free counselling sessions if they want to discuss any issues relating to their mental health.

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Graduation ceremony

There appeared to be lots of parents with ‘something in the eyes’ when High Bank Day Nursery held a graduation ceremony for the children who are leaving to start school in September.

Staged at Barton Village Hall, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the children proudly donned gowns and mortarboards for the event. They sang and danced to songs from The Greatest Showman and Moana, before receiving their graduation certificates.

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Nice weather

Well, we had plenty of nice weather in July, so there was lots or outdoor-related activities at High Bank.

The month started however inside, at Barton Village Hall, when held a very special celebration – our pre-school graduation ceremony. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as we bid goodbye to the older children who are starting school in September.

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