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Warwick nursery children bring Christmas gift to Thrift

Children from the University nursery helped bring some Christmas cheer to the vice-chancellor’s office.

On Friday 18 December, 15 youngsters made the trip to University House to decorate the tree with their handmade creations.

They were assisted by vice-chancellor Nigel Thrift and registrar Ken Sloan. Both men embraced the festivities in festive jumpers.

The University of Warwick nursery, based on Lakeside, consists of children between the ages of three months and five years. Places are only allocated to the offspring of students or staff members within the University community.

The Christmas decoration trip is a part of their ‘learning through play’ ethos. All nursery-led activities are guided by the Early Years Foundation Framework (EYFS), established by the government in 2008.

Vice-chancellor Nigel Thrift praised the children’s handiwork: “It’s always an absolute delight to help the nursery children decorate the Christmas tree – their decorations looked great! We wish them all the very best.”

Students at Warwick appreciated the children’s efforts in brightening up the University landscape. Third-year Law student Helen Bates commented: “It is heart-warming to see the children of hard-working staff and students getting into the Christmas spirit.”

She added: “However, it is a shame that Nigel Thrift has never been able to engage quite so enthusiastically with the students who help pay his wages.”


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