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Pupils in fine voice at official nursery opening

Published Friday, 09 February 2018

Councillor Joe Lowe officially opens Hollandbush  nursery assisted by two of its pupils, watched on by staff and invited guests

Pupils, staff, parents and invited guests have been celebrating the official opening of the new Hollandbush Nursery.

Liz Mercer, the head of the nursery in Hamilton, said: “Our nursery will contribute to our continuing and future success and the modern facilities will improve the learning culture no end.

“But the building alone is not the only asset we have. It's also the spirit and interaction between staff and children that makes the difference. All of these aspects will ensure that our children have a safe and happy place to learn, achieve and flourish.”

The children demonstrated that they were indeed flourishing by entertaining guests with a selection of song and dances. The 3-5 year-olds sang ‘Hello to all the children of the World’ and impressively sang this in nine different languages.

The pupils enjoyed Highland dancing performed by a parent and former pupil Rachel Boyle, accompanied by piper Craig Hamilton.

The children then sang the traditional Rainbow Song and signed along with it.

A rousing version of ‘It's good to be me, it's good to be you’ highlighted the differences and similarities between all of the children in a musical way.

And for the uplifting finale, the kids belted out the S Club 7 hit 'Don't Stop, Never Give Up’ encouraging the pupils to aim high in all that they do.

Councillor Joe Lowe, then carried out the official business of unveiling the plaque, ably assisted by two of the nursery pupils.

The nursery was built as part of the council’s £850 million Primary Schools Modernisation Programme.