Car boot sale

High Bank Day Nursery is raising awareness of mental health by holding a car boot sale fundraising event in aid of a local charity on Sunday (1st September).

The car boot sale will take place in a field at High Bank Farm, on the outskirts of Stapleton. Sellers will be charged £10 a car and it will be £2.50 for shoppers, which includes a bacon sandwich and coffee on arrival.

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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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