SPORTY KIDS ARE ALL HEART

hillfoot nursery sports day, 'em'13/7/11
hillfoot nursery sports day, 'em'13/7/11

HILLFOOT Nursery held its annual sports day last week helping to raise around £200 in their Arties Olympics with the cash going to The British Heart Foundation.

Parents also got involved in the fun activities, competing in a number of races.

But the stars of the day were as always the youngsters who are all aged three to five. A total of 18 of them took part and were cheered along by family and friends. Each of them received a certificate and medal from Anne Semple, a volunteer at the British Heart Foundation.

The theme this year was animals, especially animals in the jungle, and many of the kids competing were dressed up as bumble bees, spotty dogs or had their faces painted as sabre toothed tigers.

Caroline McGarry, manager of the private nursery on Milngavie Road, said: “We don’t have winners or losers, they all get a balloon, medal and certificate at the end. What we are trying to do is promote team work and get the youngsters to co-operate together.

“We also had a talk at the beginning from Anne Semple who wanted to get the message across about the importance of the charity, health and wellbeing.”

This is the fourth year the nursery has run such an event and it looks set to continue for many years to come.