NEWS – 2014 / 2015

2014 / 2015 NEWS

See below for the correspondence received from the children’s author – Julia Donaldson

The Scarecrows’ Wedding no1

The Scarecrows’ Wedding no2



Thank you to parents, grandparents and friends who donated cakes/buns and supported our coffee morning on Saturday 18th April.

The sun was shining and we had a great morning. It was lovely to see new and familiar faces in attendance.

Raffle winners were:

  • Eliza Nicholl
  • Sophie Rodgers
  • Roisin Bradley
  • Alice Andrews
  • Mildred Lennox
  • Maired Marshall

To date, we have raised a fantastic total of £558.30 – well done!


Ready, Teddy, Read – May 2015

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of stories and reading at home and school, we held a sponsored read/listen between 18th May and 29th May.

The project was organised in conjunction with our local Usborne representative, Vivienne Goodwin. We were pleased to welcome Vivienne to playgroup on Tuesday 19th May to deliver a short puppet show to the children – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

A total of £287.50 was raised which contributed to brand new books for our playgroup including each pre-school child receiving a book “Going to School” at the end of Term 3.

Well done and thank you to all who took part.


RECYCLING TALK – 1st June 2015 – Councillor Christine McFlynn

On Monday 1st June 2015, we were pleased to welcome Councillor Christine McFlynn to the playgroup, together with Karen Brown from the Mid Ulster Council, to deliver an interactive talk to the children about recycling and it’s importance to the environment.

The children had been learning about recycling the previous week as part of The World Around Us and really enjoyed learning about what items of waste should be placed in the blue, black and brown council bins.

A big thank you to both Christine and Karen, and we believe a news article my appear in the local press within the next couple of weeks!

Please continue to take part in recycling activities with your child at home, to emphasise it’s significance.