If a child at High Bank goes on to score the winning goal for their team at Wembley in the years to come, the chances are that in their post-match interview, among the people they will thank for helping them to reach this pinnacle is Coach Shane.
They will, of course, be referring to Shane Readman, the football coach who comes into the nursery each week to support the children.
But it’s not just actual football that the children are learning when he’s at the nursery.
If it wasn’t for an unexpected work placement in a children’s nursery, High Bank Manager Zara Watkinson may well have now been playing professional sport or certainly employed somewhere in a sporting capacity.
So, we’re obviously glad that she took a different career direction.
When she was at school, Zara played cricket, swimming and football and made representative level for all three sports.
A bit like Star Wars, Martin Thorpe jokes his passion for music started ‘a long time ago’, although rather than a galaxy far away, in his case it was in London.
It’s a passion which benefits children today at High Bank thanks to Martin’s role as ‘The Music Man’.
Martin, 65, comes to the nursery each week to sing songs with our pre-school children, as part of the extra-curricular activities we offer at no extra costs.