As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, nursery children at Nurserytime, in South Shields and Hebburn, remembered the Second World War veteran and pandemic hero and others lost with a special event using artwork they created themselves.
The children created rainbow footprint wreaths to commemorate the 100 laps Sir Tom did around his garden during the world-famous fundraiser which fetched in more than £30million NHS charities.
The group also paid tribute to other victims of the pandemic by taking their wreaths to Hebburn Cemetery, where they visited the memorial put up for those who had lost their battle with the virus.
Helen Coulson, manager of Nurseytime, said: “As restrictions slowly start to ease, the children of Nurserytime in South Shields and Hebburn have been reflecting on the pandemic and the changes they have experienced over the past year.
“We remembered what Captain Sir Tom Moore did, we remembered painting rainbows to display in our windows and we remembered time spent at home, keeping safe from the germs.”
During the pandemic, staff at Nurseytime have been working hard to help children understand what is happening during these unprecedented times and helping them understand social distancing measures in a fun and engaging way.
In July 2020, Nurseytime in South Shields gave their children a memorable send off with special graduation ceremonies despite the pandemic.