A High Wycombe Nursery has won first place in a nationwide charity Christmas tree decorating competition.
The Sandcastle Nursery in Land End Road, High Wycombe has won first place in the nursery and pre-school category of The Art of Christmas competition run by the Head and Neck Cancer Foundation.
The competition challenged schools and nurseries to decorate a Christmas tree along the theme of reconnecting. The competition aimed to raise awareness of head and neck cancers amongst the younger generations whilst celebrating the joy of reconnecting following the pandemic.
The competition was split in to three age-defined categories: nursery and pre-school, key stages one and two combined and secondary high. Sandcastle Nursery has won first place in the nursery and pre-school category and will receive £1,200 worth of art supplies kindly donated by STABILO. They will also win a range of toys donated by Smyths as an additional prize.
Hannah Byford of the Sandcastle Nursery said: ‘Every child took a heart decoration home to decorate with their family. They then returned them to nursery to hang on the tree. After Christmas, each child will be given another child’s decoration to take home, encouraging giving and sharing.‘
Michelle Vickers, CEO of the Head and Neck Cancer Foundation said: ‘The magic of Christmas was taken from us last year so we thought this competition is a fantastic way to inject some joy and to raise awareness of head and neck cancers in the younger generations.
Cancer doesn’t discriminate and the more youngsters that know about it, the more people will spot symptoms and ultimately more lives will be saved. Plus, schools and nurseries love Christmas and our main prize sponsor STABILO has been exceedingly generous in supporting us.‘
*Source of article : Press release.