Hundred red balloons released at Grantham nursery on Armistice Day

A hundred red balloons are released at Stepping Stones Nursery in Grantham to mark Armistice Day. Photo: 0277B
A hundred red balloons are released at Stepping Stones Nursery in Grantham to mark Armistice Day. Photo: 0277B

One hundred red balloons were released by children, staff and parents at Stepping Stones nursery in Grantham on Armistice Day to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

The helium-filled balloons were released in the car park outside the Agnes Street nursery on Tuesday afternoon. One of the youngest children at the nursery, Zoe, released the 100th balloon.

Deputy manager Tracy Dixon said the children had been learning about the 100th anniversary all week and had attended the ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance in St Peter’s Hill on Tuesday where they laid wreaths they had made themselves. Yesterday they were due to visit the ‘Grantham Remembers’ World War One exhibition in the George Centre.

Lucy said: “Everybody has participated, the babies, toddlers and pre-school children as well as staff. On behalf of myself and manager Nicola Pugh a big thank you to everyone who has taken part. The parents have been lovely.”