Marston Day Nursery Deputy Manager Tanya Garrett with children at the War Memorial

Children from Marston Day Nursery have been paying their respects to local veterans, in honour of Armistice Day 2020. The children visited the Marston Moretaine War Memorial to lay home-made wreaths before observing a two-minute silence at 11am.

On the journey, the children were also able to raise a brief salute to Sir Captain Tom Moore, a resident of the village, and learnt more about the role he played in World War Two.

Tanya Garrett, deputy manager of The Marston Day Nursery, said:

“It’s so important that our children are introduced to events that shaped our history. Our Nursery only opened in the village this year, so it was also a great opportunity to pay respects to our veterans, as a new member of the community.

“The children showed great pride in laying the wreaths they had lovingly created. We take regular walks into the village as part of our learning, and it was nice to be able to introduce them to something new.”

Tanya’s son Connor Garrett-Facey, an RAF Cadet at nearby Bletchley Park, also accompanied the children on their walk, sharing knowledge including how to practise a drill march, as well as detailing his role in the Cadets.

The Marston Day Nursery, located at Marston Business Park, is part of the independent CC Nurseries Group, which provides Early Childhood Learning and Care for over 500 families in settings across England and Scotland.

A wreath laid by the children of Marston Day Nursery to honour village veterans Image Marston Nursery